FACULTY JOBS

Faculty member issues dire warning to grad students about jobs

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A professor of political science at IU Bloomington issued a dire warning about the job market to graduate students in his department. Was it necessary?

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Abdulkader Sinno, an Arab American man with dark hair.

Study finds true faculty diversity is possible by 2050

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New study finds that U.S. academe can reach true faculty diversity within a generation, but that colleges and universities have to think bigger—and work together.

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Puzzle pieces form the image of a woman's face.

Report finds faculty diversity isn't meeting student needs

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A new report underscores how faculty diversity and student success go “hand-in-hand” and asks, “Why are university faculties so white?”

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An emblem representing diversity.

Academics on Twitter disperse in wake of Musk takeover

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Whether Twitter is destined for a fast, slow or no downfall at all remains to be seen. But some in academe aren’t waiting: they are heading for Mastodon or other platforms.

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This photograph taken on November 7, 2022 shows the logos of social networks Twitter and Mastodon reflected in smartphone screens, in Paris.

New church office cutting faculty members at Brigham Young

Faculty members are being let go from Brigham Young University, and an opaque new office of the LDS church is apparently calling the shots. A common thread is LGBTQ issues.

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The LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

UT Southwestern settles long-running discrimination case

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U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center settled a long-running lawsuit from a professor who alleged discrimination on the basis of age and sex. What does the case say about conditions for older female academics?

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Ellen Vitetta, a white woman with light hair, wears a lab coat and purple surgical gloves and holds a red Sharpie.

Meredith College offers employees low-cost Italian getaway

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Meredith College started a low-cost Italian getaway program for employees prior to the pandemic. Now the morale-boosting initiative is roaring back to life.

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A brochure for the Meredith College program in Sansepolcro, Italy.

48,000 U of California student workers, researchers strike

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Some 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs and researchers across the U of California are striking for a major pay increase. The pressure is on.

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A huge crowd of striking student workers holding picket signs.

University of Chicago postpones course on whiteness

A university known for its commitment to academic freedom is pushing back, but not canceling, a course on whiteness that attracted criticism.

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An illustration of a black figure in a crowd of white figures.

William & Mary professors cry secrecy on data school, more

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College of William & Mary says it has to change to thrive. Faculty members say they’re being left out of plans to open a data science and computing school, and more.

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