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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English



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  • College graduates -- Employment -- United States.,
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree.,
  • Career education -- United States.,
  • Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.

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Bibliography: p. 243.

StatementLewis Solmon, Nancy L. Ochsner, Margo-Lea Hurwicz.
ContributionsOchsner, Nancy L., joint author., Hurwicz, Margo-Lea, joint author.
LC ClassificationsHD6278.U5 S64
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4412408M
ISBN 100030532469
LC Control Number79016049

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In numerous industries beyond academia, PhDs engage in, and are specifically sought for, research, writing, public service, consulting, advising, teaching, and publishing. Below you will find information on careers and industries in which the transferable skills of PhDs in the humanities . In recent years, research published by Humanities Indicators, among others, has revealed that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions—both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track professor positions at colleges and universities.   PhD graduates in the humanities need to cultivate more varied career paths. Canadian universities need to reform the culture of the humanities so that careers outside the university are seen to Author: Paul Yachnin. “Alt-ac Advisor offers practical how-to advice and resources for humanities and social science PhDs exploring alternative careers outside of academia.” Yup! A new, most welcome addition to the post-PhD web. Written and curated by Josh Cracraft, a Brandeis PhD. Beyond Academia.

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities, a colloquium hosted by the Comparative Studies Department at the Ohio State University Free and open to all September , on OSU campus, Columbus Ohio Contact: [email protected] PhD Study in the Arts and Humanities. PhDs & Doctorates for Nurses. PhD Research in Computing. Types of PhD. I was going to entitle this article “Alternative careers to academia for PhD holders.” book chapters and presented at conferences.   M uch attention has been paid to the problems graduates face in finding jobs in the current economic climate. However, spare a thought for PhD students who, especially in the humanities .   Some programs talk about alternative career pathways for their graduates. I got in the habit of looking at lists of graduates, for: a) names affiliated with software companies and other for-profits, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and foundations / the NEH; and how the program talked about these graduates, and about non-academic.

  But even when you take into account the limitations in the data, it is clear that Ph.D.s have been successfully finding alternative careers for a .   An alternative approach to finding a career is to focus on something you care about and explore what sorts of jobs people do related to that field or topic. Enthusiasm and passion, some knowledge of a topic or field, coupled with an ability to learn fast and all those other PhD related skills might be an attractive package for a prospective. Publishing jobs are available to humanities graduates in both scholarly and non-academic presses. Editing is the most common position because it relies on the analytical and research skills common. May, Ernest R. and D.G. Blaney, Careers for Humanists. New York: Academic P, Jacobs, Rita D. The Useful Humanists: Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities. New York: Rockefeller Foundation, Sojourns, a computerized database (at the International Students’ Centre) of jobs elsewhere in the world.