HigherEdJobs.com has posted an interesting report at their site, examining recent trends in job postings by colleges and universities. Job seekers in higher ed will find this enlightening.
Key findings of the report include:
- Despite a dramatic fall-off in general U.S. employment over the last 18 months, the total number of
jobs in higher education has remained relatively stable.
higher education employment has remained relatively stable, the number
of advertised job openings in the sector has decreased significantly.
- During Q1 2009, colleges and universities shifted their hiring towards faculty and away from administrative hires.
and universities continue to hire an increasing percentage of part-time
employees, decreasing their percentage of full-time employees.
An interesting read and certainly something to know if you are in the job market, or thinking about it right now. You can also follow HigherEdCareers on Twitter.