This little book cannot do justice to the intricacies of academic rankings; it can only provide a modest introduction to an extremely immodest world. Every academic belongs to at least three discrete status systems: he is a member of the larger society, of his college or university, and of the group of people who share his specialty.–Perre van de Berghe
This text is a must for even those NOT interested in the full-time tenured paper chase. For part-time practitioners in the classroom, READ UP!!