The GARCIA Project concentrates on the formal and informal criteria that are widely used to construct scientific excellence in academia and research. The focus on recruitment and selection helps to unpack how the formal criteria of the job description are understood and applied in committee deliberations.
The construction of academic and research excellence is particularly salient for those workers who have a not tenured position, as the label of excellence is the key to their inclusion or exclusion in academia and research. The project aspires to increase awareness on the gendered practices during the selection processes and to eliminate the gender subtext in the criteria that are used.
The GARCIA Project will also organize workshops, in order to provide support to candidates who are preparing for the academic recruitment and selection processes.
Institutional progresses and structural changes introduced by the GARCIA Project need to be evaluated.
D7.1) Each beneficiary: Report on gap formal-actual criteria to construct excellence in the two selected departments [December 2014]; Published:
- Constructing excellence: the gap between formal and actual selection criteria for early career academics, GARCIA working paper n. 2
D7.2) WP7 leader: Report on gender practices in the construction of excellence, on the basis of materials elaborated by each beneficiary [August 2016]; Published:
D7.3) WP7 leader: Format tool reflexive working groups, elaborated on the basis of materials collected by each beneficiary [September 2016]; Published:
- Toolkit for organizing reflexive working groups for selection committee members, GARCIA working paper n. 19
- Reflexive working groups for selection committee members: 12 SSH and STEM test institutions, GARCIA working paper n. 20
D7.4) Each beneficiary: Format workshops for researchers who hold precarious position to prepare for applications to the C level [October 2016]. Published:
- Toolkit for organizing workshops ‘precarious positions’ for early career researchers, GARCIA working paper n. 17
- Workshops for early career researchers: 12 SSH and STEM test institutions, GARCIA working paper n. 18
WP7 (Revealing implicit gendered sub-texts in the selection processes: deconstructing “excellence”) is coordinated by the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands).
The Dutch team is composed as follows:
– Yvonne Benschop: Full Professor, Department of Business Administration.
– Marieke van den Brink: Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration.
– Laura Berger: PhD Candidate, Department of Business Administration.
– Marleen van der Haar: Research Fellow, Department of Business Administration.
– Channah Herschberg: PhD Candidate, Department of Business Administration.
– Marjolein Dennissen: PhD Candidate, Department of Business Administration.