National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.
Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.
It's not enough to bring a new Ph.D. to campus and say "teach," writes Gary DeCoker. These young academics need a real plan and real mentors.
If universities want to retain more female academic scientists, it's time to increase postdoc salaries, writes Jennifer Bussell.
Douglas Natelson suggests approaches in the physical sciences.
Most like their positions, but many have tight budgets and question whether they are actually being trained.
Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.
Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.
UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.
Whitehead plan may break new ground by making retirement contributions for those on fellowships.
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