Hiring

Switching Sectors

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Several major for-profit colleges make senior hires of officials with long histories in nonprofit higher education.

Hirings Rocket at For-Profits

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National data show growth in faculty positions and stagnation in administrative jobs in all sectors, though increases of instructors are mostly among adjuncts.

Next Generation Profs

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Even in down economy, University of Virginia finds clever way to hire cadre of promising faculty who will replace retiring longtime professors.

Too Nice to Land a Job

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Research finds that letters of recommendation for women seeking faculty jobs tend to include "communal" or "emotive" words that -- even if used positively -- turn off search committees.

Job Freefall, Job Recovery

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Open positions in history suffer another sharp decline, while searches in economics see a strong rebound.

Impact of Women on Search Committees

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Researchers in Spain, using rare opportunity to study randomly selected hiring and promotion panels, find gender split affects who gets full professor (but not associate) positions.

A Tough Job Outlook

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Number of openings for English and foreign languages has stopped falling -- but it hasn't recovered at all from two years of dramatic drops.

White Male Advantage

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Study of minority doctoral students in sociology finds notable relationship between demographics of advisers and career advancement of new Ph.D.s.

Creating Academic 'Dream Teams'

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A fantasy football-style application has been launched that allows ­research managers to compare the performance of their own ­researchers with that of imaginary "dream teams" drawn from other institutions.

Making the Choice

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If you are one of the fortunate few with more than one job offer, Eliza Woolf has ideas on how to decide.

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