How many Ph.D.’s find academic jobs by graduation?

Not all Ph.D. students want a career as a tenured college professor.  There are many fields, such as humanities, that spending your life buried in books and papers is the gold standard of success.  Data from the National Science Foundation has been broken down on the job market for doctorate holders and we take a look at just what fraction of new graduates were landing jobs in the academy.

 

 

 

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Will Universities in America Go the Way of the Big Car Companies?

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“At least the Naval Academy is free”

Fifty years ago, in the glorious age of three-martini lunches and all-smoking offices, America’s car companies were universally admired. Everybody wanted to know the secrets of their success. How did they churn out dazzling new models every year? How did they manage so many people so successfully (General Motors was then the biggest private-sector employer in the world)? And how did they keep their customers so happy?

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Is This the End of Tenure?

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Is this the end of tenure in tough economic times?

In tough economic times, it’s easy to gin up anger against elites. The bashing of bankers is already so robust that the economist William Easterly has compared it, with perhaps a touch of hyperbole, to genocidal racism. But in recent months, a more unlikely privileged group has found itself in the cross hairs: tenured ­professors.

 

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