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Wednesday June 29th

Faculty And Administration


UNC receives $5.5 million to hire young faculty

UNC announced today a $5.5 million gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and an anonymous donor to support the hiring of young faculty members.Chancellor Holden Thorp told the Board of Trustees that the gift will allow the University to encourage junior faculty members to pursue academic careers, an important task in a time of economic difficulties.

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	Bruce Carney

Carney moves from interim to provost

There’s nothing new about UNC’s new executive vice chancellor and provost. Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Wednesday that Bruce Carney, who serves as interim provost this year, will assume the job permanently pending approval by the Board of Trustees next week.

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UNC-CH faculty: fixed term verses tenure track

Fixed-term faculty role is hazy

Each fall for the past 13 years, David Adamson has wondered if he’s going to get his job at UNC back.As a part-time professor in the department of dramatic art, he has to consistently renew his one-year contract, a task that makes it difficult for him to make long-term career plans.Adamson is part of a growing number of fixed-term faculty employed at UNC and universities across the country, hired to bring in professional expertise and keep academic costs down.“People in my position are a bargain for the University,” he said.

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Provost role often leads to higher of?ce

UNC is undergoing its fourth national search for a high-level administrator in four years. Three years ago the University searched for a Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and selected Holden Thorp. A year later, a national search put him in the chancellor’s office, meaning another search for the College.

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