Faculty Experience Doesn’t Always Pay

by E Wayne Ross on April 13, 2011

The Chronicle: Faculty Experience Doesn’t Always Pay

As annual raises lag, professors look askance at salaries for new hires

The paychecks of professors continue to be squeezed by the lingering effects of the recession.

Tight finances on many campuses have led to another year in which average salaries barely increased, exacerbating in­equities facing seasoned faculty members, whose salaries are stagnating while their newly hired peers are compensated at competitive market rates.