Hiring

Keys to Hiring Women in Science

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New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.

Is There a Pharmacist in the House?

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In response to overwhelming demand for graduates, more institutions create pharmacy colleges.

Realities of Dual Careers

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Survey of top research universities finds 36% of full-time faculty have academic partners, but study doesn't find many formal hiring policies.

Equal Start, Less Equal Progress in Social Sciences

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Women begin post-Ph.D. careers with same success levels as men, but face significant differences in terms of work-family balance, new analysis finds.

Charlie Wilson's Chair

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He may not be Thomas Jefferson, but that does not seem to matter to his supporters. Charlie Wilson, the notoriously fun-loving former Texas Congressman, may soon have an endowed professor’s chair named in his honor, to the dismay of some professors at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Truly Interdisciplinary Search

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Michigan Tech decides that to break out of the departmental mode, a university needs a different approach to faculty hiring.

New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers

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Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.

A 'Practical Guide' to the Academic Portfolio

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It's not a new thing for professors to document their teaching, research and service. That's how people get hired and earn tenure and promotions. But many more colleges are adopting a portfolio system in which professors create more of a full portfolio than a series of lists and dates. This movement is changing both the way individuals are evaluated and the way institutions assess themselves.

Exception to the Rule

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From the 1990s on, many colleges have increasingly relied on adjunct professors. Elon has gone from majority part timers to 74 percent tenure track -- and it's not done yet.

History Employment -- Public and Private

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While enrollments are up more at state colleges and universities than at independent institutions, jobs don’t necessarily follow.

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