Hiring

The Tightening Humanities Job Market

With big disciplinary meetings about to start, some reliable measures start to appear about how many colleges are really hiring -- and the news isn't good.

Racial Gaps in Faculty Job Satisfaction

Key study for first time features ethnic breakdowns, finding that white and Latino professors hold similar views but that some minority groups are less happy.

Bias Against Older Candidates

History group reminds departments that age discrimination is illegal. Does academe have a problem when it comes to evaluating candidates who aren't freshly minted Ph.D.'s?

The Depressed History Job Market

As analysis suggests decline of 15 percent or more in openings, those on the job market and those hiring ponder choices and trade rumors about next searches to be called off.

One Too Many

As the University of Florida struggles with budget cuts, a professor is challenging a decision to increase her teaching load to three courses a year.

'Leave-Proofing' the Faculty

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Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.

Drop in Sociology Jobs

Announcements of openings are down 23 percent over last two years, although searches that don't designate a rank are up.

Staying on the Job

Survey from TIAA-CREF backs anecdotal evidence that economic downturn is leading professors to delay retirement plans.

The Disappearing Tenure-Track Job

Study by AFT documents continued growth during the last decade of adjunct jobs as a proportion of the academic work force.

Forced Transparency

Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.

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