Critics claim age discrimination in Colorado State job posting favoring recent Ph.D.s
- A Colorado State University ad for a "Pre-1900 American Literature" assistant professor has raised the ire of critics who say its No. 1 requirement of a Ph.D. "awarded between 2010 and time of appointment" discriminates against those who earned their doctorates prior to 2010.
- Louann Reid, chair of English at Colorado State, defended the ad, saying that her department is looking for an entry-level professor with an entry-level salary and expectations, and that it was approved by CSU's office of equal opportunity.
- The ad is fine from a legal standpoint according to Anne Franke, president of higher ed legal consulting firm Wise Results, but she says it could have been worded better.
From the article:
A job posting by Colorado State University for an assistant professor in English has plenty of people who might be candidates for such a position furious. And it's got to do with requirement No. 1 for the opening: A "Ph.D. in English or American Studies or closely related area awarded between 2010 and time of appointment." ...
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