FACULTY JOBS

Coker College lets faculty deviate from standard Monday, Wednesday, Friday teaching routine

Coker College shakes things up by allowing interested professors to break out of the 50-minute routine.

Long Island U says it is turning things around one year after a faculty lockout, but professors say otherwise

Long Island U says it is turning things around, financially and otherwise, one year after a faculty lockout. Professors say the institution continues to falter.

Johns Hopkins eliminates Russian program, leaving faculty out of the loop

Hopkins eliminates major. Faculty members say Russia’s growing role in the world makes this a terrible time to do so.

Study challenges common belief that most science and engineering Ph.D.s leave academe because of the poor job market

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As science and engineering Ph.D. students progress through their programs, many lose interest in academic careers, report finds. Study's authors say findings suggest changes are needed in Ph.D. training.

How two institutions diversified their faculties without spending big or setting hard targets

Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

PETA goes after a postdoc for her research on birds, and academics cry foul

PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

Stony Brook professors worry budget is being balanced on backs of junior faculty, humanities programs

Stony Brook professors worry their budget is being balanced on the backs of junior faculty colleagues and programs in the humanities, risking curricular breadth and institutional integrity.

Controversy over a paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction

Controversy over paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction as well as worries that academics are relying more on erasure than counterargument to challenge unpopular scholarship.

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians sets off major debate

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

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