January 8, 2012
It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
Amanda L. Smith for The Chronicle
Colleges looking to hire junior faculty members are enjoying something of a buyer's market these days.
With job offers scarce in many fields, small, teaching-intensive colleges and regionally oriented state universities have been able to snag recent graduates of the nation's top programs, the kinds of candidates who would have probably gone to work at more-elite universities just a few years ago.
The math of the job market is in these colleges' favor, with universities