10 telling employment trends in academia — from bestcollegesonline.com; also saw this at the ASTD.org site



The job outlook for university professors is a bundle of contradictions, confusing — and threatening — even the most prestigious of teachers. While a generation of professors is retiring and leaving new job openings, the economy is still crumbling, and slashed state budgets and diminished endowments make it difficult for schools to pay competitive salaries, or keep full-time professors on staff. Part-time and online positions are increasing, however, and professors now need to be even savvier about how they track their careers, just like professionals in other fields. Here are 10 telling employment trends for academics.