On the Academic Job Market, Does Patience Pay Off?

Some advisers say young scholars should expect to spend several years looking for tenure-track positions; others emphasize the need to strike quickly. Vitae's JobTracker project tries to get a read on the reality.

Cornell’s Pitch to Humanities and Social-Sciences Ph.D.s: All of You, Apply Here

The university has advertised a tenure-track position that is open-discipline and open-department, prompting speculation that the listing is a hoax. Here's the real story.


Cooperation or Collusion? Lawsuit Accuses Duke and UNC of Faculty Non-Poaching Deal  

The suit, filed by a professor who says she was told that moves between the universities are "not permitted," suggests that official policies against competition put institutions in legal peril.

History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year

The author of the American Historical Association's report finds the latest figures "especially disconcerting."

Colleges Must Embrace Workplace Flexibility in Practice, Not Just on Paper, Leaders Say  

Campuses that are family-friendly in name only will be at a disadvantage in hiring, presidents said at a conference on issues of work-life balance.

The State of the Academic Job Market, by Discipline

See a collection of the latest job-market reports issued by major scholarly associations.