Friday, December 06, 2002

Truth in advertising

From a list of new arriving faculty at Univ. Wisconsin-River Falls in 1997-98:

Arie Zmora, Lecturer; Ph.D. The University of Maryland at College Park, M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. and B.A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; previous experience at Macalester College, Hamline University, University of Maryland at College Park and Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Zmora was a plaintiff in the lawsuit, hired here not once but three times on fixed term appointments before the disputed tenure-track search that was the basis of the lawsuit. He also received summer teaching appointments. If we were anti-Semitic, how is it that he was hired three times? There isn't a shortage of Ph.D. historians.