Pandemic Pushes University Faculty Job Openings Over A Cliff
According to Science Magazine, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned thousands of university campuses into veritable ghost towns.
Across STEM disciplines, faculty job openings at U.S. institutions are down 70% compared with last year.
On the Science Careers Job Board, just 173 US-based jobs were posted between July and September this year, compared with 571 during the same period last year.
The dramatic reduction signals anxiety about university finances. Colleges are losing revenue from tuition, sports events, and lodging, so they're going on hiring freezes.