While the market may have gotten worse, there seems to be a rising level of humanity / accountability promoting good behavior. 2012): Added new section for current issues (problems arising during 2012-13 searches). The hiring committee did a bait-and-switch with the job ad: they advertised for a Senior Lecturer.
First round interviews required the submission of course curricula for specific CSUSB courses without a clear statement for how intellectual property would be treated or preserved. The search committee was made up of four men and only one woman, a pianist.
The candidate who accepted the position was disparaged online by a member of the CSUSB system (including a statement *incorrectly* pointing out the candidate's ethnicity) as documented by IP address. On the first day of the interview, at breakfast, it was only the candidate and the woman SC member.
WIthin five minutes, the SC member asked the candidate if she had children.
When the candidate replied that she did, the SC memebr went on to say that she could not conceive.
Also, the director of the college was demoted to Lecturer after faculty complained that he was blackmailing the more outspoken faculty. ) with low teaching evaluation scores if they did not resign.
This was in the Hong Kong newspapers in the Spring of 2017.
The fact that the other pianist on the faculty couldn't conceive herself might just make her more hesitant to work with this candidate as well. You CANNOT sue this school because they had been sued before and they used that "ministerial exception" to argue that since they were a religious institution, their decisions were autonomous and candidates or employees were not protected under federal law! The Administration does not care about the faculty or the students.
Basically, all in all, I would say that Indiana Wesleyan University is a hypocritical institution that uses their "Christian identity" to cover up whatever illegal decisions they may want to make in hiring and employment. The President gets paid more than most Research 1 Presidents and never publishes (his "book" was ghost-written).
Looking at the music department faculty list, it became clear that this department preferred hiring men over women.