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Professor fired for Israel criticism urges University of Illinois to reinstate him

Steven Salaita says he is being denied his academic freedom after emails suggest donors threatened to withdraw funding. (....) - by Mark Guarino, The Guardian, 9 September 2014

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Why are there so few women tenured professors?

Why are there so few women tenured professors? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Sheryl Sandberg asks: "Why are there so few women leaders.", and in academia, we wonder: "Why are there so few women tenured professors?".

I'm not qualified to give an answer to this question - and the answer itself is rather complex. But nonetheless, I think we need to ask this question, out and loud - and challenge the status quo. (...) - PhD Talk, by Sheryl Sandberg, March 2, 2014

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So Much to Do, So Little Time

So Much to Do, So Little Time | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings

Professors work long days, on weekends, on and off campus, and largely alone. Responsible for a growing number of administrative tasks, they also do research more on their own time than during the traditional work week. The biggest chunk of their time is spent teaching. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Colleen Flaherty, April 9, 2014

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Tenure track: key to attract top talent?

Tenure track: key to attract top talent? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Recruiting and retaining the best researchers is a key challenge for Europe. Talks about introducing an attractive career structures with prospects for advancement, such as a tenure track, are ripe. Well-established in the US and increasingly in the UK, tenure track provides a clear, merit-based system that takes excellent researchers from postdoc to professor. But even if it is desirable, it does not guarantee more time for research given the increasingly bureaucratic nature of the job of university professor. - See more at: http://euroscientist.com/2013/10/tenure-track-key-to-attract-top-talent/#sthash.soS61fWJ.dpufRecruiting and retaining the best researchers is a key challenge for Europe. Talks about introducing an attractive career structures with prospects for advancement, such as a tenure track, are ripe. Well-established in the US and increasingly in the UK, tenure track provides a clear, merit-based system that takes excellent researchers from postdoc to professor. But even if it is desirable, it does not guarantee more time for research given the increasingly bureaucratic nature of the job of university professor. - See more at: http://euroscientist.com/2013/10/tenure-track-key-to-attract-top-talent/#sthash.soS61fWJ.dpufRecruiting and retaining the best researchers is a key challenge for Europe. Talks about introducing an attractive career structures with prospects for advancement, such as a tenure track, are ripe. Well-established in the US and increasingly in the UK, tenure track provides a clear, merit-based system that takes excellent researchers from postdoc to professor. But even if it is desirable, it does not guarantee more time for research given the increasingly bureaucratic nature of the job of university professor. - See more at: http://euroscientist.com/2013/10/tenure-track-key-to-attract-top-talent/#sthash.soS61fWJ.dpuf

Recruiting and retaining the best researchers is a key challenge for Europe. Talks about introducing an attractive career structures with prospects for advancement, such as a tenure track, are ripe. Well-established in the US and increasingly in the UK, tenure track provides a clear, merit-based system that takes excellent researchers from postdoc to professor. But even if it is desirable, it does not guarantee more time for research given the increasingly bureaucratic nature of the job of university professor (...) - Euroscientist, October 8th 2013

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