Imagine someone you think is a great negotiator. Do you imagine a tough-as-nails, take-no-shit hardballer? Do you imagine a sleazy salesman who wheedles their way into your mind and gets you to agree to something you don’t want? A free-wheeler chatty type who “only wants your best interests”? None of these are helpful to you.
This is important for anyone applying for a faculty position. The FTE is a core part of every faculty position. It dictates how you’ll spend your time, how you will be evaluated, and what the main focus of the position is. The FTE, or sometimes EFT, means “Full-Time Equivalent” or “Equivalent Full Time”, and is