Monday, November 30, 2015

Signs of the times: a list of schools that offered retirement incentives and "buyouts" to faculty in recent years

Blog Emperor Caron has a list of schools and links to the stories with details.  It's perhaps worth noting that a number of these schools are now hiring junior faculty this year, indicating that their finances have stabilized, and they are now ready to meet the institutional needs that require full-time faculty.  I expect we will see more of this in the next couple of years, which will contribute to an improved market for new law teachers (I do not expect we will get back to the pre-recession highs of 170 or more new faculty being hired each year, however, but I expect we will get back to 100 or so, from the lows of the last two years, which saw only about 65 new tenure-stream academic faculty hired nationally each year.)

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2015/11/signs-of-the-times-a-list-of-schools-that-offered-retirement-incentives-and-buyouts-to-faculty-in-re.html

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