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Religious Freedom or Bias?

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

Evolving Language Job Market

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

Race and Careers

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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

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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

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

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

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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

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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-- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

You Can't Eat Prestige

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Conventional wisdom has it that private universities are better places to work than public universities. The pay can be significantly better and tight state budgets have forced many public institutions to minimize raises and enlarge classes.

Tenure Reform Comes to Yale

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University panel seeks a true track for promotion and -- in move that surprises observers -- endorses the idea of nurturing young faculty.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

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