Landing a professor job with no pubs on the strength of a phone call

Nov 01 2013 Published by under #FWDAOTI, Academics

Bashir has an interesting anecdote about a faculty hire he is familiar with.

...he actually had 0 publications. Zero. But his graduate advisor knew that he was a very smart man who deserved a job at a university. So his advisor called up people he knew at other universities and made it so. Prof Ted got the job he now holds, at a pretty nice university with zero publications to his name, but one phone call.

in answer to my question Bashir indicated that the guy had performed fine as a faculty member.

Is there any problem with that?

Take your answers over to Bashir's pad.

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