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Study finds recommendation letters inadvertently signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men

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Study finds recommendation letters for academic jobs signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men, with real, negative effects on their job chances.

No clear solution to nationwide shortage of computer science professors

Computer science students on a number of campuses complain that their departments can't meet demand. Their professors are also stressed. But experts say there is no clear fix for nationwide shortage of computer science faculty.

First-round faculty job interviews, which once took place at disciplinary meetings, are increasingly done by video

That's the question disciplinary associations and academics are facing on conference interviews, which many departments are replacing with video.

Study shows academic job searches in languages value alt-ac skills

Analysis of a year’s worth of MLA job postings -- most of them for teaching positions -- finds strong emphasis on alt-ac skills. Are doctoral programs providing the right training?

Full-time jobs in English and languages reach new low, MLA report finds

Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low, says preliminary annual jobs report from the Modern Language Association.

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter

New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter.

As more humanities Ph.D.s are awarded, job openings are disappearing

New analysis finds the number of doctorates awarded keeps rising, even as number of job openings drops.

Beyond well-funded individual campus initiatives, experts urge collaboration on increasing faculty diversity

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Beyond well-funded individual campus initiatives aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty members, experts urge collaboration across institutions and within disciplines.

Study finds gains in faculty diversity, but not on the tenure track

Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.

A professor's 'Failure CV' prompts discussion of what constitutes academic success

Princeton professor publishes CV of programs that rejected him, journals that said no and grant applications that were nixed.

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