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ERIC Number: EJ837996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-13
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
For Some, Hard Times Make Hiring Easier
Wilson, Robin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n27 pA1 Mar 2009
The number of colleges freezing faculty hiring seems to grow each week. Yet some institutions are going against the grain of the poor economy and appointing new professors. This decision has given those campuses an edge, yielding top-quality candidates who might not have been within reach in a more-competitive job market. In the nation's few flush states, public universities are capitalizing on relative financial health by luring professors away from budget-strapped areas. Some private liberal-arts colleges that did not rely heavily on investment income still have the resources to hire. They are getting double and even triple the usual number of applications. Instead of finding one or maybe two top candidates for each job, some colleges have found as many as six prospects they would be pleased to hire. The author discusses how some colleges have found a way to continue hiring professors in these tough times. For institutions that have managed to be out on the market, this has been one of the most successful faculty-hiring seasons ever. A sampling of who is hiring this year and the number of tenured and tenure-track professors they are bringing on is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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