Friday, August 31, 2007

The blurring divide

"Ph.D. in History" has a very well-written (and empirically supported) post on how the divide between "research" and "teaching" jobs has blurred. Read it here. While I don't have the kind of data he does (because, you know, he's a historian, so he wants data; I just want to read meaning into isolated examples), I strongly agree with the drift of the post. Especially this:
If you are one of those history PhD students who dreams of landing a "research job" at a "research institution," and of having to spend very little of your time on teaching, it is time to stop dreaming. If you are one of those history PhD students who has started burning out on research and hopes to land a "teaching job" at a "teaching institution," you need to realize that you will find very few non-doctoral institutions that will grant you tenure without publishing several articles and only a small proportion of master's or baccalaureate institutions that will grant you tenure without publishing a book.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

The comments for this article were very useful too. There's some Michael E. character out there who seems to be impersonating you, Michael.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Michael E. said...

I know that guy. He spends too much time reading blogs.

12:50 PM  

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