In the 2018-2019 academic school year, 45.1% of professors at U.S. colleges and universities overall had tenure.
Academic tenure – a system of job protections for university professors – came about in the early 20th century. Will it survive in the 21st century? A scholar weighs in.
Canadian universities need to reform the culture of the humanities so that careers outside the university are seen as just as valuable as tenure-track jobs.
With the support of universities, PhD graduates working beyond the academy could bring their knowhow into PhD seminars or classrooms to help current students expand their career horizons.
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant?
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Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren’t as evenly matched.
What’s the future?
Jens Schott Knudsen
Students at American universities are spending more and more years on completing their PhDs, only to find there are fewer and fewer tenure-track jobs.
In evaluations, men are often seen as more knowledgeable.
Contrary to what some think, the battle against sexism in STEM has not been won, let alone reversed in favor of women.
Germany’s universities have two academics classes: professors and everyone else.
The routes for academics to become professors are different in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
In a changing environment, how do universities ensure academic freedom for all?
East Georgia State College
With an increasing percentage of adjunct faculty, tenure and academic freedom are way more complex and nuanced than we realize.