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More on Faculty Salaries
After our review the other day of the poor effort that the College makes in paying competitive salaries (last in the Ivies in all categories except for Full Professors), let’s look at where we stand compared to all of the leading research universities in America. In the below table, the Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Full Professors’ compensation at top schools, and as we saw the other day, at least we best Brown and Cornell. But at #18 on the list we fall behind ambitious, on-the-upswing schools like Chicago, Northwestern (tied with us at #12 in U.S. News, but for how long?), UCLA, Rice, Vanderbilt, Wash U., and so on:
If you move to the second column — Associate Professors (faculty members with tenure who have not been promoted to the rank of Full Professor), the picture is uglier. We are last in the Ivies and behind everyone on this top-schools page except USC. Our rank is #24 in the country.
However, in the third column, the Assistant Professors category — newly minted Ph.D. holders or postdocs who have been hired onto the tenure track — the College is not only last in the Ivies by a mile, but we pay at least 10% less than anyone on this page. In fact, among the nation’s finest schools, we rank only #64 (yes, you read that right) in pay for Assistant Professors. Who in the administration made the decision that we should try to attract the finest young minds to Hanover by paying them less than the University of Georgia, the University of Connecticut, Iowa State University and any number of other low-ranked schools?
Addendum: Put yourself in the place of a brilliant young scholar who has just earned a doctorate. Northwestern proposes an annual salary of $106,767; Dartmouth wants you, too, but only offers $79,605. Honey, we’re going to Evanston!
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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