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

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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

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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

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

U. of Missouri moves toward giving adjuncts voting rights in faculty governance

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U. of Missouri at Columbia considers becoming the latest institution where shared governance includes those off the tenure track.

Harvard will change job ad asking for recent doctorates

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First Colorado State, now Harvard. Job announcements favoring recent Ph.Ds. at these universities spur discussion and anger.

Colorado State criticized for job posting favoring recent Ph.D.s

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Colorado State job ad says candidates must have earned Ph.D.s in 2010 or later -- and the unusual requirement has some academics seeing unfair bias against those who entered the job market at a terrible time.

 

Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples

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Brown recruited a dean. He said his wife -- a tenured professor -- needed an appropriate post, and the university complied. But the terms changed, and it took years of litigation for her to get original deal.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

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U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

Law may contribute to advising overload at California's community colleges

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Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.

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.

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