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faculty labor



  • I'll Retire if My University Pledges to Replace Me

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Can senior professors contribute to solving the academic jobs crisis by tying their retirement to pledges by universities to replace them with tenure-track faculty? 



  • Fights over Tenure Aren't About Tenure

    by Molly Worthen

    "The fight over tenure is not really about tenure. It’s a proxy for a larger debate about the meaning of academic freedom and the priorities of higher education." If academics want to successfully protect tenure, they must engage the culture war battle, too. 



  • History Jobs Stabilized Before COVID-19

    The American Historical Association's pre-COVID numbers on the job market for history PhDs showed a small increase in the number of history faculty positions. It can be assumed that that stability is now gone.