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Essay on departments that falsely claim to be open to non-internal candidates

An anonymous faculty member, fed up at being rejected in favor of internal candidates in allegedly national searches, suggests a new system for hiring.

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Essay calling on search committees to respond to candidates

It's time for search committees to treat candidates with the respect scholars on the panels would expect to receive themselves, and that means basic communication at a minimum, writes Jay Draper.

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Survey projects faculty shifts at California's community colleges

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Survey suggests California's two-year institutions may be just a few years away from major faculty turnover. Are the campuses ready? Could this create more stability for part timers?

Essay on how to give a job talk

Remember your audience, kill the jargon and keep everything understandable, writes Kathryn Hume.

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Essay urges academics to admit to being a little weird

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Don't let the tight job market scare you from making sure your professional quirks can fit into departments to which you are applying, writes Nate Kreuter.

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Essay on interviews for faculty job searches

Ellen Spertus discusses what you want to project to a hiring committee -- and what you want to look for.

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Controversial philosophy reception goes on

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At this year's philosophy "smoker," job candidates don't seem to be having a good time, and a petition circulates to reform the controversial reception.

Community college in Michigan ramps up tenure-track faculty

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A community college in Michigan will grant tenure or tenure-track status to all full-time faculty, bucking the adjunctification trend in higher ed.

MLA projects modest gains in job openings

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MLA projects 5% gain in positions both in English and foreign languages, but number of openings remains down significantly since start of economic downturn.

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