Adapting to a new era of online job postings and video interviews, the American Philosophical Association has issued a statement it hopes will restore a more-traditional shape to the job market.
Tenure-track jobs in the field tend to go to scholars who have just earned, or are wrapping up, their Ph.D.s. Here's a look at the data from Vitae's JobTracker project.
A group of department chairs complained to deans over the advertisement, which sought "a tenure-track assistant professor in some area of the humanities or qualitative social sciences."
Some advisers say young scholars should expect to spend several years looking for tenure-track positions; others emphasize the need to strike quickly. Vitae's JobTracker project tries to get a read on the reality.
The university has advertised a tenure-track position that is open-discipline and open-department, prompting speculation that the listing is a hoax. Here's the real story.
The suit, filed by a professor who says she was told that moves between the universities are "not permitted," suggests that official policies against competition put institutions in legal peril.
Campuses that are family-friendly in name only will be at a disadvantage in hiring, presidents said at a conference on issues of work-life balance.
Adjuncts can come to the bargaining table, speakers at a conference on academic labor said, but doing so can cost them their jobs.
The laws take effect within months, but restrictions on how unions collect dues will not apply to local units until their current contracts expire.
Speakers at a forum praised a strategy being tried in Washington, D.C., that seeks to rally local support for adjuncts and turn market forces to their advantage.
The three-year-old union represents tenured and tenure-track faculty. Leaders of a decertification drive say the union's costs outweigh any benefits it provides.
As a slow national economy delays or shrinks raises, intangible benefits grow in value to employees, according to The Chronicle's 2012 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey.
Offerings like Howard Community College's not only create friendships but also contribute to understanding of the perspectives and processes at all levels.