I am not an ethicist. Thus, unlike the New York Times column, I do not purport to know the answers. I will post my own as well as those submitted. From time to time I may say what I think but this Blog is primarily for the contributions of others.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To Post or Not to Post

OK, Mr. Law School Smarty Pants:

Here is a real question. At my school, and I think most others, we have to advertise when we fill a faculty position. So we do. Sometimes, however, we know who we are going to hire but we announce the opening anyway. This produces applications from who never had a chance. This worries me but if we do not list the openings we may be breaking the law and we sure don't want to do that. Is it ethical for us to keep listing these jobs?

1 comment:

  1. I think the answer is plain on the face.

    There is a policy reason for the publication of open positions. I belive it is to prevent exactly what you are describing.