Why Economists on the Academic Job Market Must Strike Quickly

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 Vague Job Posting, Made Infamous Online, Angers Faculty at Cornell U.  

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."

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."