Survey: Young profs say they value collegiality, departmental climate more than salary

When it comes to job satisfaction, the size of junior professors’ paychecks is not nearly as important as how well they get along with their colleagues. That is according to the results of a new survey reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The survey from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, found that tenure-track faculty members care more about departmental climate, culture, and collegiality than they do about workload, tenure clarity, and compensation. You can view the article at the following address:
(While the online version of the Chronicle is available to subscribers only, this article can be viewed for free until February 2007.)