Tenure-track jobs in the field tend to go to scholars who have just earned, or are wrapping up, their Ph.D.s. Here's a look at the data from Vitae's JobTracker project.
A group of department chairs complained to deans over the advertisement, which sought "a tenure-track assistant professor in some area of the humanities or qualitative social sciences."
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.
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.
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.