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Email to job candidates renews debate about conference interviewing

Is it O.K. for a search committee to tell job candidates on January 3 that they do or do not have interviews at a disciplinary meeting that starts January 9?

Eastern Mennonite U. will review policy on hiring gay faculty

Eastern Mennonite U. -- in a move that is highly unusual for members of a Christian college group -- will reconsider its ban on employing faculty members in same-sex relationships.

 

MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages

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MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

Humanities doctoral programs show unexpected boost in new students

New graduate enrollments show modest increases overall, but doctoral programs in the humanities -- where the academic job market remains tough -- are showing larger gains.

MLA explores ideas to streamline letters of recommendation for academic jobs

Professors can spend hours each week, or in some cases each day, writing letters of recommendation for graduate students seeking jobs and postdocs. MLA asks if this time could be better spent.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Controversy over retired Army psychologist up for post at University of Missouri

Ex-Army psychologist -- credited with "cleaning up" Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib -- finds the stigma of both places hard to shake as he applies for new administrative role at University of Missouri at Columbia.

At MLA meeting, new Ph.D.s talk about landing jobs that they never expected

At MLA meeting, amid the frenzy and disappointment about lack of positions, some new Ph.D.s discuss paths to good careers (even if not those they once envisioned). Are grad programs providing any help?

Report reveals divergent trends in modern language job market

Data released ahead of MLA convention set tone for hiring in the humanities this season.

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast raises question of what a university is entitled to track about faculty members

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast U. raises question of what a university is entitled to track about every professor.

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