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Who will hire all the PhDs? Not Canada’s universities – The Globe and Mail April 15, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, History Job Market, Public History.
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A persistent theme in current discussions about graduate education and its outcomes is the question of whether Canada is “producing too many PhDs.” While enrollments and numbers of PhD graduates have increased with the encouragement of policy, more of these grads now struggle to find employment that matches the level and nature of their education – particularly employment in universities, as tenure-track faculty. The situation in Canada is not as dire as in the States where just this week it was reported that three quarters of faculty work as adjuncts, but accounts of under-employed PhDs working as waiters and cab drivers have become more common.

via Who will hire all the PhDs? Not Canada’s universities – The Globe and Mail.

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