EMPLOYER’S STATEMENT for Immigrant Petition Requests for Teaching Positions
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U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Atlanta National Processing Center
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
RE: Request for Permanent Labor Certification under the Special Provisions for University
Position: Assistant Professor
Alien: Francine EXAMPLE
This letter is written to provide the details of our recruitment efforts for the above-referenced
position. I am the individual with hiring authority for this position.
1. Recruitment Procedures: This position was advertised in print in Science magazine (March
2005 issue), the University of Hawai‘i Work at UH website (workatuh.hawaii.edu) on March
16, 2005, and the Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, March 20, 2005.
Applications consisted of a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
and the names of at least three references. The cover letter or curriculum vitae usually
included a statement of research and teaching experience and interests. Applications were
reviewed and evaluated by a search committee comprised of seven faculty members,
including representatives from each of the department’s four programs, the chair of the
department, and an outside member (from our Medical School). On the basis of this review,
four applicants were invited for on-campus interviews. The interviews included presentation
of a research seminar, as well as individual interviews by faculty members, and a general
meeting with students. Based upon the interviews, a priority ranking was established. The
search committee ranked Dr. Example as the number one choice. An offer was prepared,
which Dr. Example accepted.
2. Total applicants: There were a total of 85 applicants for the position.
3. Dr. Example is better qualified than other applicants: Dr. Example was determined to be
more qualified than the other three final candidates for the following reasons:
Dr. Sandra Howell: Dr. Howell’s letters of recommendation were relatively strong, but
indicated strength in basic neuroscience rather than the desired applied area of
neurotoxicology. In her interview, although she presented a good research seminar, she did
not demonstrate a high degree of relevance to the mission of the Toxicology Program at the
University of Hawaii. Her rapport with students was reasonably good, although concerns
were raised about her level of interest in neurotoxicology versus basic neuroscience.
Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs: Dr. Jacobs’ letters of recommendation were relatively strong, but
indicated strength in basic neuroscience and molecular biology instead of the desired
applied area of neurotoxicology. In his interview, he presented a good basic research
seminar, but completely missed the mark in terms of relevance to the mission of the
Toxicology program. In meetings with faculty and administrators, he revealed a lack of
appreciation for how he would fit into an applied department. His rapport with students was
Dr. Diana Standy: Dr. Standy met the minimum qualifications for the position, but had a
modest publication record. Her letters of recommendation were acceptable, but indicated a
relatively narrow focus of research interests. In her interview, she gave a weak seminar and
revealed a complete lack of application to neurotoxicology. In meetings with faculty and
administrators, Dr. Standy gave the impression of needing more experience before
undertaking the responsibilities of a faculty position. Her rapport with students was
4. Final Report: See attached UH EEO/AA Form 17.
5. Copies of Advertisements: Attached.
6. Written statement of qualifications: Dr. Example earned her PhD in Biochemistry and
Neurochemistry in 1987 from London University. From 1988 through 1994, she was
employed by Rutgers University, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a Research
Associate Professor. Her area of specialization is neurotoxicology. Dr. Example’s letters of
recommendation from top scientists and educators in the field were outstanding. In the
interview, she distinguished herself with the best seminar in terms of presentation and
balance between basic and applied research.
As detailed in this letter, our recruitment efforts for this position identified Dr. Example as the
best qualified applicant for the position. Therefore, we respectfully request approval of our
Application for Permanent Employment Certification (Form ETA 9089) on her behalf.
UH FSIS rev. 10/2008