FACULTY JOBS

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

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Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

Report reveals divergent trends in modern language job market

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Data released ahead of MLA convention set tone for hiring in the humanities this season.

Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast raises question of what a university is entitled to track about faculty members

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Proposed policy at Florida Gulf Coast U. raises question of what a university is entitled to track about every professor.

Survey finds new Ph.D.s less likely to have job commitments

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Across disciplines, the proportion of those completing doctorates with commitments for employment or a postdoc falls.

Seminary threatens to discipline professor for offending prospective students, donors

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Tennessee seminary told a tenured professor he was offending would-be contributors and should look for work elsewhere.

Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences

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Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

Eastern Michigan professor denied tenure because of sexual harassment issues

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Eastern Michigan University suspended a professor for inappropriate conduct, and eventually denied him tenure as well. But why did it let him teach for several years after the suspension?

Alcorn State gives faculty a role in deciding administrators' fate

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As professors at many campuses complain that they are shut out of decision-making, Alcorn State asks faculty to help decide which administrators' jobs to eliminate, and which need a new person in the post.

Governor unhappy with salary hikes at Western Washington

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If state employees generally have salaries frozen amid budget cuts, should a single public university award generous raises?

Study finds that women sociologists with children more likely to have tenured careers

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Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.

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