One thing I've been hearing a lot is that one effect of the financial crisis, and the massive decline in endowments (25% and up) of the top universities, is that the market for lateral hires and visiting professors is, like the credit market (but not as badly!), going to become quite tight. We'll have to track this over the next year or two, but my guess is that by 2010-11, and maybe even 2009-10, we are not going to see lists of visiting professors like these anymore. This may not be a bad thing, of course. Thoughts from readers? Local anecdotes to report? Signed comments strongly preferred. Post only once, comments may take awhile to appear.