The Right Conditions May Lure Scholars to Jobs Off the Tenure Track, Study Finds

Given the choice, most young scholars at elite institutions would still rather work on the tenure track than under contract. But a new survey shows that they would consider a non-tenure-track position under the right conditions.

Administrators usually assume that "the right conditions" include a high salary and a long-term contract. But the survey, conducted by Harvard University's Project on Faculty Appointments, has found that two other factors take