Adjuncts and graduate students say a recent report on the Ph.D. in language and literature paid too little attention to conditions for those working off the tenure track.
Humanities scholars at Duke University respond to graduate-school money woes by pooling their stipends.
Departments need to better prepare students for careers off the tenure track and to shorten the time to a doctorate.
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.
- It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
- Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now
- Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
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
To tell 17-year-olds that they might have a chance to do something interesting—in four years—isn’t very persuasive.
In the first of a three-part series, a professor looks at the use of ‘Reacting to the Past’ simulation games in the classroom.
A look at why many Catholic institutions are doing just that.