Hiring

Checking Up on Your Past

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More colleges are conducting full background reviews of potential employees -- and debating whether faculty positions should be covered.

When and Why Professors Retire

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Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.

Unusual Job Requirement

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Philosophers consider implications of requiring applicants to be members of Phi Beta Kappa.

List of Top Academic Employers Evolves

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With more colleges participating, COACHE project issues new list of exemplary institutions -- and continues to find that some are not among the wealthiest or most prestigious.

Call for Change in New York

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State commission recommends renewed spending on higher education, including a research investment fund, more student aid and less regulation of tuition increases.

Fewer English Jobs, More Language Jobs

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As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.

Healthy but Mismatched History Job Market

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Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.

Call to Arms for Academic Labor

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Marc Bousquet pulls no punches in "How the University Works," his analysis about why so many Ph.D.'s may never see tenure or decent working conditions.

A Loyalty Oath Firing in 2008

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Instructor at Cal State East Bay loses position after trying to amend required statement.

Should Prospective Faculty Disclose Criminal Backgrounds?

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A Penn faculty committee votes against requiring information of all applicants, but some experts say that the questions should be asked of everyone.

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