Fourteen years after the National Academies sounded an alarm about researchers’ work conditions, a new report echoes many of the same themes.
During a conference in Washington, Janet Napolitano and others urged universities to better explain to lawmakers and the public why graduate study benefits the nation.
Fewer new Ph.D.’s report having commitments for jobs or postdocs, with all disciplines showing dimmer prospects.
Getting a Job
Javier Jiménez is one of the lucky ones. He came to the convention with an offer in hand. Still, much is at stake for job seekers at this life-changing event.
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however.
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Students in professional programs at private, nonprofit institutions received the most in grants and loans: an annual average of $36,200, a study found.
As the job market stagnates, some recent Ph.D.'s find hope in supportive postdoctoral programs, many backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Graduate Student Debt Matters
- Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits
- In Debt to Your Degree
Advice From the Archives
A university president uses both his formal writings and social media to defend a liberal-arts education.
Bitter rhetoric about contingent faculty members leads to impractical demands and unrealistic expectations.
What you need to know about the conference interview.