Well, actually, there it went–you missed it! And you didn’t even know how great you had it back in 2006 and 2007, did you? (Via the evil geniuses at RYS Hall.) Looks like we’re going to party like it’s 1979.
Don’t be fooled by those projections of future faculty hiring trends based on anticipated retirement of current faculty, or anticipated student enrollment growth. Universities don’t replace retiring faculty with new tenure-track faculty–they’re replacing them with adjunct and “special” faculty–faculty so *special* they apparently don’t need to be paid or offered benefits like regular faculty! See here for the real story.
Good thing this is news from a foreign country! Like, totally different from this one. Right? Right??