NJIT Faculty Members Want More Involvement In Search For New President

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

As the New Jersey Institute of Technology searches for a new president, faculty members involved in the process said they want more openness and less haste.

Professors expressed their dissatisfaction at a faculty meeting on Thursday and cited missteps they felt made the search look less than professional.

"Rushing has led to some errors," said Professor Amitabha Bose, a member of the search committee.

The 20-member committee launched a national search on Nov. 21 for a leader to succeed Robert Altenkirch, who was named president of the University of Alabama at Huntsville in September. Altenkirch was paid $407,921 a year and received a $56,000 performance bonus earlier this year. Joel Bloom, an NJIT vice president, took over as interim president.

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