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As consequence of the “Great Recession,” states across the US have been mired in debt and forced to make dramatic cuts to higher education. As funding for higher education constricts, fewer tenure track academic positions for recent graduates are opening as universities increasingly turn to economically cheaper adjunct and part-time professors to instruct their ballooning classes. Amid this reduction in the demand for PhDs is the fact that the United States is producing a record number of doctorates. The result is a job crisis for PhD candidates that must be addressed.
I am not going to attempt to deconstruct this infographic (click on it, then click again to enlarge).
A colleague suggested that I not send this around to my doctoral students.
Guess I had better hurry up and retire....so OSU can hire 10 adjuncts.
"There are two types of PhD theses: perfect and submitted". - Unknown