A large-scale effort to monitor career outcomes gets some traction, but five big challenges remain.
As more doctoral students look for employment outside academe, they want universities to offer better advice.
Fourteen years after the National Academies sounded an alarm about researchers’ work conditions, a new report echoes many of the same themes.
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
If you want people to listen to you, you have to stop reading to them.
This is how an opportunity to hire a tenure-track faculty member went awry.
A new program head frets about his exclusion from a department meeting.