Faculty at University of Texas-Austin are alarmed by the number of faculty of color denied tenure this year
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Thirty-two professors in the College of Liberal Arts expressed alarm regarding the large number of professors of color denied tenure across multiple departments this year.
The tenure committee denied six of 14 assistant liberal arts professors who applied for tenure awards in 2012, said Gail A. Davis, the College of Liberal Arts’ director of human resources. Because of privacy concerns, the racial background of assistant professors who are denied tenure cannot be disclosed, Davis said.
In the Center for Asian American Studies, 23 of 36 teaching faculty are not tenure-track.
This last point is particularly alarming. Without tenured faculty, this program could disappear in just a few years.