Hiring That Crosses Disciplines Can Create New Tensions

North Carolina State U. has hired 28 new professors for its 12 interdisciplinary "clusters," and plans to hire a total of 43.
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Driven by shrinking budgets and increasingly complex research questions, interdisciplinary faculty hiring has swept into universities across the nation in recent years. It has attracted money and buzz, but it has also created tensions and practical...

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