Thursday, January 21, 2016
...but the lateral market seems a bit sleepy, at least compared to last year. Admittedly, most lateral hires this year are likely to come in the ensuing months. In any case, please e-mail me if I've missed lateral moves of academic faculty with tenure.
UPDATE: A colleague elsewhere writes: "I’ve heard from at least 3 schools where I might have been interested in lateraling that they are looking to the entry market instead – lots of cheaper candidates, and better odds of getting them right now. It makes little sense that you would go for an unknown quantity to shave a few bucks, but my uninformed guess is that is what’s happening." Actually, for many schools still facing budgetary issues, this may make a lot of sense. How widespread these considerations are I do not know.