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SOPH-NORC Professional Development Workshop

How to Hire & Be Hired

Date:    Monday, August 20th, 2012   
Location:    Volker Hall Lecture Room D, 1670 University Blvd.
Organizers:     Emily Dhurandhar, Peter Hendricks, David Allison   
Sponsors:     • Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
• School of Public Health (SOPH)   

This workshop is designed to give graduate trainees, faculty investigators and department heads information on: interviewing; negotiating from the interviewer’s perspective; and successfully recruiting and hiring effective faculty members from top executive search consultants.

Agenda: [ PDF File]

Academic Positions Session I: Applying    Moderator: Emily Dhurandhar, PhD    Video   
9:00 a.m -9:05 a.m.    Welcome & Introduction    David B. Allison, PhD     
9:05 a.m -10:00 a.m.    Presentation: Applying and Interviewing for Academic Jobs    Michael Lebeau, Med.    video    
10:00 a.m -11:00 a.m.    Panel Discussion: Negotiation- From the Interviewer’s Perspective    David B. Allison PhD, George Howard DrPH, & W. Timothy Garvey MD     
11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.    Open Discussion (Lunch Provided)       
Academic Positions Session II: Recruiting And Hiring    Moderator: Peter S. Hendricks, PhD    Video   
12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.    Presentation: Hiring Academic Leaders    Nicholas Brill, MBA    video    
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    Presentation: Deciding Who to Hire    Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD    video    
2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion    Nicholas Brill, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, & Drs David Allison and Richard Marchase     
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.    Speaker Question & Answer    15 minute time slots available for individual question-answer sessions.     

To RSVP for workshop, please email Richard Sarver,, or 205.975.9169.

External Speakers:

Michael Lebeau, MEd    

Michael Lebeau, MEd
Director of Career Services, Birmingham Southern He has 20 years of experience in higher education, serving as an administrator, teacher and counselor. Additionally, he has over 10 years of professional business management and marketing experience. Mr. Lebeau has received the Distinguished Professional Development Award and the Distinguished Professional Service Award from ALCA and the Outstanding Career Counselor of the Year Award from AACE.

Nick Brill, MBA    

Nick Brill, MBA
Principal and Co-Founder of Brill Neumann Executive Search Consulting Nick has more than three decades of experience as a senior executive in not-for profit organizations and commercial enterprises, as well as a successful track record as an entrepreneur.

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.    

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.
Spencer Stuart Executive Search Consultant Deborah Prothrow-Stith specializes in senior-level searches for academic medical centers, public health schools, healthcare systems and hospitals as a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. She brings more than 26 years of experience as a nationally acclaimed public health leader, physician and educator to her role.

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