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Boston U. to Hire More Professors and Raise Salaries

Boston University’s president, Robert A. Brown, outlined a plan yesterday to expand the ranks of BU’s full-time faculty members and substantially up faculty salaries, Paula Wasley reports on The Chronicle’s Web site.

Under the $1.8-billion plan, the university’s College of Arts and Sciences would create 100 new tenured and tenure-track jobs over the next 10 years, Wasley writes. The business school would also add 20 new faculty jobs, and 30 more jobs would be created for “professors who would conduct interdisciplinary research and could teach at more than one school,” she adds.

The university plan would also devote $25-million a year to increasing faculty salaries in order to recruit more top scholars and and make BU more competitive with peer institutions, like New York University and Northwestern University, Wasley writes.

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