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.