Junior Faculty Rate Dartmouth Highly

Dartmouth is one of the top schools, as ranked by junior faculty (however, the study only looked at 78 schools):

Brown, Stanford, and Duke Universities, and Dartmouth College are among the institutions of higher education that junior faculty members say treat new scholars especially well, says a report released today by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

The report, “Top Academic Workplaces 2005-2007,” is based on a survey in which almost 7,000 tenure-track faculty members from 78 colleges and universities used a five-point scale to rate how satisfied they were in categories that included the tenure process, work and family balance, and collegiality.

The organization, which is based at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, places universities and colleges into separate categories for its assessment. Thirty-eight institutions were highly rated in at least one of a dozen work-life categories.

The authors of the report said their purpose is not to label one institution as the “greatest place to work,” but instead to highlight how well institutions are doing in key areas that early-career faculty members are likely to be concerned about, said Kiernan Mathews, assistant director of the collaborative, which is also known as Coache.

The collaborative found that Brown and Stanford Universities were each rated as “exemplary” in eight of the 12 categories evaluated. Duke University was outstanding in seven categories, and Dartmouth College received high scores in six categories.

Go here for a table of the results.

UPDATE: College news release.