June 18, 2014
Believe It or Not, in Some Fields Colleges Can’t Find Anybody to Hire
U. of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
The academic job market is often considered a buyer’s market. In many disciplines it’s common for colleges to have their pick among hundreds of qualified applicants for an opening. But in some fields the opposite is true, and colleges scramble for months, even years, to fill teaching positions.
People who have earned Ph.D.’s in certain fields, such as health care, can often earn more elsewhere—and they often do opt to work outside of higher education. And in