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ERIC Number: ED065092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 21
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Mobility Studies on Academic Men: Some Methodological Concerns and Substantive Findings.
Blackburn, Robert T.; Aurand, Charles H., Jr.
In the present document, 18 empirical studies on the mobility of academic men are examined. Results of the study indicate that it is difficult to determine what faculty members will change their jobs for what reasons. It is felt that the economic aspects of a new job offering are not the only reasons for a faculty member's decision to change positions. Faculty are generally classified into 2 categories: the movers and the non-movers. Those who are movers, it is found, seem to feel that they will find more satisfactory working conditions at institutions other than the one where they are employed. What they actually find is a situation closely resembling the one that they left, and once again they move on. Faculty mobility appears to be decreasing heavily as the job market absorbs the overpopulation of Ph.D.'s, and the subject, within a very short period of time, is expected to become close to impossible to study. However, research is needed in the field of intrainstitutional mobility. Career paths within colleges and universities, mobility through the ranks and into and out of administration, are becoming increasingly important areas where study is needed. (HS)
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