January 8, 2012
Job Market Looks Brighter for Some Ph.D.'s
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however
Matthew Ryan Williams for The Chronicle
The academic job market, by some measures, is showing signs of turning around after a multiyear slump.
Job-outlook data released by professional associations in recent months show an uptick in the number of jobs available in several fields, including history, the humanities and foreign languages, sociology, geography, and political science.
Yet some observers of the academic job market aren't quite celebrating what sounds like good news.
That's because the increases in