We can’t find any creationism news today, but take a look at this: Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers. It’s posted at a website we’ve never visited before — Campus Reform — which describes itself as: “America’s leading site for college news.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Professors of subjects such as Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies are largely outearning those that teach more traditional subjects like math and science, according to a new analysis.
What’s going on here? Then they say:
A report released by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) reveals that the average salary for professors of “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” during the 2017-2018 academic year was about $15,000 more per year more than for Biology, Math & Stats, and Science professors.
They provide a link to the report: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Salaries. Lots of data there, but we’ll stick with the article we found. It tells us:
According to the report, “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” professors earned an average of $105,656 last year, while professors of Physical Sciences earned only $90,422. Mathematics and Statistics professors made an average of $89,691, and Biology and biomedical professors earned just $88,792.
This strikes us as very odd. Perhaps we’re looking at it all wrong, but it seems to us that universities should pay more for people who have significant opportunities for employment in the private sector. That appears to be the case with professors of law, but we’re struggling to imagine that there is much demand in private industry for an expert in gender studies.
Hey — it could be worse. Other than bible colleges and creationist outfits like ICR, AIG, and the Discoveroids, there doesn’t seem to be any demand for professors of creation science. At least the study doesn’t provide any data on that subject.
Anyway, that’s the only news we could find — at least for now. Make of it what you will.
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