Hiring

The Dismal and Unwelcome Science?

Economics group, under fire for spiking job notices explicitly welcoming female or minority applicants, will consider change in policy.

Where the Social Science Jobs Are

Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

Casting a Wide Net

Dispute over economics job notices may point to larger battle over how colleges recruit diverse pools for faculty searches.

Religious Freedom or Bias?

Christian college sues Pennsylvania for refusing to include jobs with religious requirements in state database.

Evolving Language Job Market

Outlook for English positions holds steady, while in foreign languages, Spanish loses some of its dominance.

Race and Careers

English and language professors consider how who they are affects their jobs -- and who gets hired for which positions.

Rallying and Quibbling on Tenure Plan

MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.

Economists Change Stance on Job Notices

After criticism, association will allow colleges to indicate that they welcome applicants from specific underrepresented groups.

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

Arnita A. Jones almost gushed when she told historians about how many new Ph.D.'s she was chatting up at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta who were telling her, "I have four interviews tomorrow," or "I've got three interviews today."

Twist on Harvard's Gender Battles

An adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University who resigned Friday in a letter decrying the Graduate School of Design’s gender inequities -- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

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