Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Women Profs Writing on Gender Denied Tenure

Is Northeastern University Denying Professors Tenure and Raising Publication Standards to Improve Its National Ranking?

It’s what he sees as the “unilateral” tightening of Northeastern’s publication standards for tenure by Provost Stephen W. Director. Three tenure denial cases from this year are under appeal, with each professor claiming that her application was judged against unclear, inconsistent standards—particularly about publication—at the provost’s level of review. That’s after they’d been backed by faculty reviewers and their deans.

 

[One woman] was informed in a relatively short letter of denial from the provost that her publications “have not appeared in the most highly regarded journals in the field and have not yet had a clear impact on the field.”

All three women professors write on interdisciplinary topics involving gender.

  • Shelley Kimelberg (sociology, PhD Harvard).  Her recent research focused on middle-class mothers and urban public schools
  • Denise Horn (international relations/Poli sci, PhD Rutgers). Her book is Women, Civil Society and the GeoPolitics of Civilization (Routledge)
  • Kimberly Juanita Brown (English, PhD Yale).  Her book project is  a program of The Reed Foundation, in support of her book project is “The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Resonance in the Contemporary."

 

 

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