Job Sharing on the Tenure Track

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The Chronicle of Higher Education


The Chronicle of Higher Education

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When Mark L. Kuhlmann and Mary E. Allen began job hunting in the late 1990s, they were looking for a college that would let them share a teaching position. They didn't have children yet but knew they wanted time in their lives to raise a family. Job sharing, they thought, was the solution. The trouble was, few institutions were interested in the concept, until Allen interviewed for a tenure-track position in microbiology at Hartwick College. During her interview, Allen brought up the idea of job sharing, and to her surprise, college administrators looked intrigued.


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