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New Measures for Gender Inequities

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AAUP releases national and campus data showing gaps in faculty employment and salaries -- especially at doctoral universities.

'Death of a Department Chair'

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Isabel Vittorio, who, as a department chair at the fictional Austin University, had variously “been described as narcissistic, charismatic, brilliant, and opportunistic” was found slumped over her desk in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric early on a Monday morning, her neck broken. What ensues as the murder investigation unfolds is a peek inside what author Lynn C. Miller called the closed, “wonderful dysfunctional family template” of a humanities department.

Input or Intrusion?

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Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

Hopkins Endorses Gender Parity

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University commits to 50% representation in professoriate and among executive leadership by 2020.

Appointment Roils a Law School

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Students and professors at Minnesota’s law school oppose hiring of author of controversial memo on treatment of al-Qaeda detainees.

New Push for Full-Time Faculty Jobs

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AFT plans to push state legislation to counter erosion of tenure-track positions. Can long-term adjuncts and new Ph.D.'s both gain?

The Job Security Rankings

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AAUP releases colleges' percentages of faculty working full and part time, on and off the tenure track.

Conversion Experience

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As more groups demand that part-time faculty jobs become full-time positions, could Georgia State U. provide a model?

The Dismal and Unwelcome Science?

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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

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

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