I am currently writing a piece about that final trial in the faculty job-search Hunger Games: the campus visit. I am soliciting campus-visit horror stories of all sorts, but especially instances in which you, as a candidate, were judged for something completely negligible or random. It is OK if you merely “suspect” this, and even OK-er if you somehow know this for a fact. Have you been on the other side, in a hiring department where your colleagues had a grade-A bat-shit discussion that ruled out perfectly great candidates for the dumbest reasons you have ever heard? Also leave them here. Anonymize anything and everything you want.
Leave stuff in the comments, or email it to me here.
Many thanks, and condolences if you were mistreated!