History Department Hiring Criteria

John Fox made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Warwick

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os John Fox ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear University of Warwick,

I am studying the different hiring criteria for history departments in the UK. I would like to see any documentation that interviewers use during the hiring process for any academic position within the history department, especially any criteria which weights how important is a candidate's teaching experience, publication record, public impact, conference attendance, or professional service.

Yours faithfully,
John Davis.

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick



Thank you for your email which has been received by the University Legal
Compliance Officer. 

The University undertakes to respond to Freedom of Information requests
within 20 working days and to Data Protection requests within 40 calendar
days. 

Thank you

Legal Compliance Team

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Sir,

Thank you for submitting an FOI request, asking for information from the
University of Warwick.

Before we proceed would you be able to confirm your name so we know whom
to address in our communications and to ensure we have your details
correctly for our records – your name appeared as John Davis in your
Signature, but as John Fox in your email Title and we were not sure which
was correct.

In order to comply with your request, please could you clarify the
following for us:

·         In your request you state that you are seeking “any
documentation that interviewers use during the hiring process for any
academic position.” Would you be able to provide us with a working
definition of the term “academic position” as we have a number of
different positions available within the University this term could be
misinterpreted. A working definition would assist us and our departments
in finding the information you require.

 

After looking into your request our preliminary assessment is that in its
current format, it may exceed the cost limits. Public authorities are not
obliged to work past the appropriate costs limit under section 12(1) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is currently £450, which equates
to 18 hours of staff time calculated at £25 an hour as set out in the
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004.

 

If upon receipt of the clarification we seek above we feel that it will
exceed the cost limits we may advise you to submit a refined request. We
will be obliged to offer guidance as to what would be manageable under the
costs limit at this point, but presently we cannot accurately measure the
cost of this request until the clarification sought has been responded to.

We look forward to hearing from you. The University will be unable to
proceed with your request until you have provided the requested
information. Please note that the 20 working day statutory time limit does
not begin until clarification has been received.

Kind Regards

 

Legal Compliance Team

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear University of Warwick,

To clarify, the name is John Davis Fox.

In terms of academic position; data related to a) Temporary Lecturer positions b) Lecturers c) Senior Lecturers d) Professors.

As far as time commitment is concerned, I imagine the departmental member of staff who last was responsible for hiring for a new academic position would be very familiar with the relevant documentation and be able to upload that to you within a short period of time.

Yours sincerely,
John D. Fox

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Mr Fox,

 

Thank you for providing us with the information in your email reply and
for your patience in reference to your Freedom of Information Request from
the University of Warwick.

 

Whilst reviewing your clarification information a number of queries have
been raised in relation to the information required and therefore in order
to comply with your request, please could you clarify the following:

 

·         Can you provide us with more details concerning your point “a)
Temporary Lecturer Positions” we wish to know what kinds of roles this
would cover before we can proceed.

·         Please note that from 2006 onwards, the University changed the
way in which academic staff’s jobs were titled – we now use the terms
Professors, Associate Professor – Reader, Associate Professor – is this
acceptable for the needs of your request?

·         From your clarification you noted “new academic position.” we
wish to confirm that you would find documentation used for the last
recruitment drive for the titles mentioned above acceptable for your
request?

 

We look forward to hearing from you. The University will be unable to
proceed with your request until you have provided the requested
information.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal Compliance Team

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From: John Fox [mailto:[FOI #325104 email]]
Sent: 08 April 2016 21:25
To: infocompliance, Resource
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - History Department Hiring
Criteria

 

Dear University of Warwick,

 

To clarify, the name is John Davis Fox.

 

In terms of academic position; data related to a)  Temporary Lecturer
positions  b) Lecturers c) Senior Lecturers  d) Professors.

 

As far as time commitment is concerned, I imagine the departmental member
of staff who last was responsible for hiring for a new academic position
would be very familiar with the relevant documentation and be able to
upload that to you within a short period of time.

 

Yours sincerely,

John D. Fox

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Mr Fox,

 

The University sent the below email requesting clarification on 11^th
April 2016 but is yet to receive a response.

 

As it is over 20 working days since we sent our email requesting
clarification and we have not received a response we assume you no longer
wish to pursue your request and will now close your case.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal Compliance Team

 

From: infocompliance, Resource
Sent: 11 April 2016 16:40
To: John Fox <[FOI #325104 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - History Department Hiring
Criteria

 

Dear Mr Fox,

 

Thank you for providing us with the information in your email reply and
for your patience in reference to your Freedom of Information Request from
the University of Warwick.

 

Whilst reviewing your clarification information a number of queries have
been raised in relation to the information required and therefore in order
to comply with your request, please could you clarify the following:

 

·         Can you provide us with more details concerning your point “a)
Temporary Lecturer Positions” we wish to know what kinds of roles this
would cover before we can proceed.

·         Please note that from 2006 onwards, the University changed the
way in which academic staff’s jobs were titled – we now use the terms
Professors, Associate Professor – Reader, Associate Professor – is this
acceptable for the needs of your request?

·         From your clarification you noted “new academic position.” we
wish to confirm that you would find documentation used for the last
recruitment drive for the titles mentioned above acceptable for your
request?

 

We look forward to hearing from you. The University will be unable to
proceed with your request until you have provided the requested
information.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal Compliance Team

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From: John Fox [[1]mailto:[FOI #325104 email]]
Sent: 08 April 2016 21:25
To: infocompliance, Resource
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - History Department Hiring
Criteria

 

Dear University of Warwick,

 

To clarify, the name is John Davis Fox.

 

In terms of academic position; data related to a)  Temporary Lecturer
positions  b) Lecturers c) Senior Lecturers  d) Professors.

 

As far as time commitment is concerned, I imagine the departmental member
of staff who last was responsible for hiring for a new academic position
would be very familiar with the relevant documentation and be able to
upload that to you within a short period of time.

 

Yours sincerely,

John D. Fox

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir