Humanities

Associate professors less satisfied than those at other ranks, survey finds

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Preliminary results of national survey find their job satisfaction in many areas lags those at assistant and full ranks.

Louisville lawsuit raises concerns familiar to those on tenure track

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If a department encourages a junior professor to teach more than is the norm, and take on more advisees than normal, is it fair to deny her tenure because she hasn't published enough? And why do so many people know someone with this story?

Boston U. extends voting rights for most who are off the tenure track

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Boston University gives those who do a lot of the teaching the right to have a say in faculty governance.

MLA panel considers changes in the academic job search

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Incredibly tight academic job market in the humanities is changing strategies of search committees and candidates.

Humanities scholars consider the role of peer review

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At the MLA, scholars consider how radically to change the traditional models for deciding what gets published.

In evaluating digital humanities, enthusiasm may outpace best practices

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Language and literature scholars have embraced technology in their research, but can they win tenure on it?

Fee for postdoctoral programs irks applicants

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Humanities scholars want to know why some top postdoc fellowship programs are charging people to apply.

 

Ohio bill would effectively bar faculty unions at public colleges

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Ohio budget bill proposes a ban on full-time-faculty unions at public institutions where professors do nearly anything beyond teaching and research.

Allegedly rude professor agrees to retire in lieu of dismissal hearing

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U of North Georgia professor whom the university intended to fire for a pattern of rude behavior has agreed to retire. Her colleagues continue to debate whether university did the right thing or hurt tenure.

Essay on a long academic job search

A year after Patrick Iber's story of rejection captured so much attention, he offers an update.

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