My discipline, Political Science, appears to be having a hiring slump. I think that happens every year I’m on the job market. I’ll stop doing that for the sake of my friends.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has published its report on trends in academic labor, The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2012-13. Three quick takeaways: “unabated growth of contingent employment”; “sharp drop in state funding for higher education”, and “growing pay differentials between the public and the private sectors”.