Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Academic marketplace: Recession at Yale

Yale's president, economist Richard Levin, has written a sensible letter to the Yale community about dealing with the sharp drop in Yale's endowment, in which he takes a long term view of faculty hiring:

"Second, we will continue to recruit faculty. Authorized searches in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will proceed, and the deans in each of the professional schools will work with the Provost to strengthen their faculties. We do not want to lose the momentum of recent years, and we believe that it will be to Yale’s long-run advantage to continue to recruit outstanding and diverse faculty. This said, we will need to be judicious in authorizing new positions and filling vacancies, and departments will have to make a strong case for searches that are not yet authorized."

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