Hiring Policy in United States Spanish Departments

Jerry Hoeg, Eric Cohen, Christine Fullen

Abstract


The present study focuses on two inter-related factors specific to United States college and university Spanish Departments: the unique demographic profile of the entry-level faculty in terms of gender, ethnicity, national origin, and social class; the relation between these factors and hiring practices, especially regarding field of specialization, pay scale, and tenure-track opportunities. We believe these issues are important in that they underscore the value of considering questions of social class as well as ethnicity and gender when analyzing academic job segmentation.

Keywords


Beginning Teachers; College Faculty; Demography; Educational Policy; Equal Opportunities (Jobs); Ethnicity; Higher Education; Language Teachers; Salary Wage Differentials; Sex Differences; Social Class; Spanish; Teacher Selection; Tenure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v7n12.1999

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