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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.

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.

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