The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 11th, 2015
As a tenured associate professor of English at Yeshiva University,
Gillian Steinberg had been a winner in academe’s fierce competition for
secure, decent-paying jobs. For the past several years, as director of
the writing program at Yeshiva's undergraduate men’s college, she had
tried to lift up other writing instructors — offering them positions
that, while not on the tenure track, at least were full time and on
Last week, however, convinced that her efforts were about to be
undone by administrators as part of a broader reorganization, Ms.
Steinberg decided to walk away from her otherwise secure position. She
formally resigned, effective at the end of the summer, when she plans to
begin teaching at a private Jewish high school in Riverdale, N.Y.