FACULTY JOBS

Paper says physical scientists smarter and less religious than social scientists

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New paper argues that physical scientists are less religious and less extreme politically than their social scientist peers at elite colleges because they're more intelligent. Not everyone is buying it.

 

Two Unions Court Adjuncts in Philadelphia Market

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Philadelphia's 15,000 adjuncts are being courted by not just one, but two, unions angling for an eventual city-wide contract.

Wake Tech introduces faculty ranks

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In an unusual move for a community college, Wake Tech is offering some faculty traditional professor ranks -- and raises.

Carleton offers retiring professors opportunity to teach 'dream course'

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At one small liberal arts college, retiring professors get one last chance to teach that course they've always wanted to.

Baylor faculty members, in switch, back their president

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After many years in which professors and administrators clashed at Baylor, President Kenneth Starr has won over the faculty.

Book argues that adjunct conditions must be viewed as civil rights issue

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New anthology from a longtime adjunct activist Keith Hoeller stresses equality for adjuncts in terms of pay and other benefits, compared to their tenure-line colleagues.

Why one adjunct gave up on college teaching and created his own business

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One longtime philosophy adjunct comes to terms with academic job market -- on his own terms.

Questions raised by firing of tenured professor at U. of Illinois

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Academic freedom watchdogs paid little attention to Louis Wozniak's case at U. of Illinois because it appeared he had due process. But was he treated fairly?

Study links tenure criteria to long-term professor performance

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Department chairs report professor incompetence in their institutions when administrative checks to tenure process are lacking, and the process favors publishing quantity over quality, new study finds.

Academic extremism could hurt Australian universities, minister warns

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Australia's education minister warns that professors' political stances -- on the Israeli boycott, for example -- are "needless controversies" that can hurt their universities' reputations.

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