Scientists Don’t Have To Visit

by Christopher Cumo C.P. SNOW regarded the humanities and sciences as different systems; its differences extend to the number of visiting scholars in each. Recently, 16 of 519 faculty jobs listed on H-Net, a Web site which lists positions in history and other humanities, were for visiting faculty. This number is small, but not compared to the sciences. Of 208 academic positions, both teaching and research, in more than 40 disciplines listed in a recent issue of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, none was for a visiting appointment. Of course, the number of visiting scholars in the sciences is not zero, notes […]
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