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U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there – The Washington Post December 29, 2012

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Dropping her dream, she took an administrative position at her university, experiencing firsthand an economic reality that, at first look, is counterintuitive: There are too many laboratory scientists for too few jobs.

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What Doors Does a Ph.D. in History Open? – Manage Your Career – The Chronicle of Higher Education December 29, 2012

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The problem we faced—how to leverage a humanities Ph.D. into a meaningful nonacademic career—is a fate shared by thousands of Ph.D.’s. For years, universities have been producing Ph.D.’s far in excess of tenure-track openings. As undergraduate enrollments have grown, universities have hired more and more faculty members in part-time, temporary, low-paying jobs rather than create permanent tenure-track positions to meet the demand. According to the American Association of University Professors, 70 percent of teaching jobs at U.S. institutions are now non-tenure-track posts, and nearly 50 percent are part-time.

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