Hiring

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.

Appeals court faults college over faculty payouts

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California appeals court finds law faculty members at Whittier were given inaccurate and incomplete information on which to decide whether to accept buyouts.

Defending an Ousted Chair

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Removal of political science chair at Georgia Southern leaves faculty leaders and others frustrated and angry.

'No More Plan B'

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Leaders of history association, arguing that academic job market isn't getting better, call for new ideas on career paths, and adjustments in doctoral education.

Battle for German Brains

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Amid tight academic job market in the U.S., Germany pushes Ph.D. students to get postdocs in America -- then to come home and promote change.

An 'Instructor Like Me'

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Minority students at community colleges are more likely to succeed when they have minority instructors, study finds. For white students, performance drops.

Sociology Job Market Improves

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Number of searches was up dramatically in 2010, but still lags figures from 2008. And grad students' interests create "mismatch" issues with available positions.

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