Hiring

Racial Gaps in Faculty Job Satisfaction

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Key study for first time features ethnic breakdowns, finding that white and Latino professors hold similar views but that some minority groups are less happy.

Bias Against Older Candidates

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History group reminds departments that age discrimination is illegal. Does academe have a problem when it comes to evaluating candidates who aren't freshly minted Ph.D.'s?

The Depressed History Job Market

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As analysis suggests decline of 15 percent or more in openings, those on the job market and those hiring ponder choices and trade rumors about next searches to be called off.

One Too Many

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As the University of Florida struggles with budget cuts, a professor is challenging a decision to increase her teaching load to three courses a year.

'Leave-Proofing' the Faculty

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Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.

Drop in Sociology Jobs

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Announcements of openings are down 23 percent over last two years, although searches that don't designate a rank are up.

Staying on the Job

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Survey from TIAA-CREF backs anecdotal evidence that economic downturn is leading professors to delay retirement plans.

The Disappearing Tenure-Track Job

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Study by AFT documents continued growth during the last decade of adjunct jobs as a proportion of the academic work force.

Forced Transparency

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Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.

'Faring Well' or Disappearing?

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WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.

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