How advisers can prepare students for a tight academic job market

04/15/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

In an increasingly difficult academic job market, advisers should work diligently to prepare Ph.D. candidates but also be willing to discuss other possible career paths, Martin S. Edwards, an associate professor at Seton Hall University, writes in this commentary. Tightening state budgets and an increasing number of faculty hanging onto their positions have made finding academic work a growing challenge. "The days of students getting jobs just because an adviser can make a phone call are over," Edwards writes.

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