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The Chronicle of Higher Education Launches First Online Career Hub for the Higher Education Community

October 28, 2013

Vitae offers a new career management resource for 3.5 million higher education professionals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Chronicle of Higher Education today launched Vitae (ChronicleVitae.com), the first online community dedicated to career development for 3.5 million faculty members and administrators at 4,600 colleges and universities across the nation.

“Vitae is the only professional network built to make life in academe easier and more rewarding,” says Michael G. Riley, CEO and editor in chief at The Chronicle of Higher Education. “These people hold within their hands the future of higher education as they shape the students who will determine our nation’s long-term economic growth and prosperity. They face unique challenges in building their careers, and The Chronicle is committed to helping them find ways to succeed.”

Vitae has been designed to meet the distinct needs of academe, including: free document management tools to streamline and reduce the cost of applying for jobs; profile-building tools that allow users to import their curriculum vitae; and a more refined approach to community building. Vitae also delivers daily career advice from higher-ed experts and an updated, comprehensive source of jobs.

As a result, Vitae reflects the types of relationships distinct to higher education, such as advisors, presenters, and patent holders. Vitae also simplifies the complex process of managing documents for job searches and the tenure application process, helps academics find jobs, and establishes a community of peers across the world.

“Vitae is a place where we can connect in ways that transcend our specialties and our institutions, allowing us to move forward in our shared work,” said Gene Fant, Executive Vice President for Academic Administration and Professor of English at Union University, “A resource like Vitae is long overdue in academia, and The Chronicle of Higher Education is best-positioned to deliver it.”

Designed to make life easier for academics and administrators, Vitae provides:

    --  A community of academics and administrators that enables users to build
        meaningful connections with others in their discipline and beyond,
        identify new funding opportunities, spotlight their work and experience,
        and be found by potential collaborators.
    --  Career management tools that allow users to manage the search process
        for all positions, gain access to the free dossier service, request
        letters of recommendations and submit applications, compile tenure
        files, and use an innovative CV importer.
    --  The most comprehensive source of jobs in higher education, including
        executive level opportunities and entry-level positions, all presented
        to a career-minded audience of faculty and administrators.
    --  Original news and career advice from Chronicle writers and Vitae Voices,
        a collection of almost 50 leading higher-ed experts with unique
        perspectives on the important issues transforming higher education

“Vitae is a game-changer for how academics collaborate online,” says Gwen Dungy, Executive Director Emeritus of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. “This community complements the resources already available to higher education.”

About The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. is the leading source of news, data, and jobs for the higher education and nonprofit communities. With almost 100 reporters and editors covering campuses and nonprofits in print and online, the organization’s award-winning journalism is widely considered to be a leading authority in the communities it serves. The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com), the company’s flagship publication, has more than 300,000 print and digital readers weekly, and reaches online 2.1 million college and university faculty members and administrators every month. In print and online, The Chronicle convenes national discussions on topics related to higher education. The company also produces: The Chronicle of Philanthropy (philanthropy.com), the leading news source for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others in the philanthropic enterprise; Arts & Letters Daily (aldaily.com); The Adjunct Project (adjunct.chronicle.com), College Reality Check (collegerealitycheck.com); and now Vitae (chroniclevitae.com).

SOURCE Chronicle of Higher Education

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