Bookcover of The Displaced Ph.D. in English
Booktitle:

The Displaced Ph.D. in English

A Crisis in Higher Education and a Proposed Solution

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-07-24 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-14796-4

ISBN-10:
3639147960
EAN:
9783639147964
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In reaction to the academy's heavy use of adjunct professors, Dr. Joseph Sora argues that the Arts & Sciences doctoral cohort faces a genuine crisis. English Ph.D. holders, in particular, face a tricky job-market where the perils of failing to land a tenure-track position are year-to-year contracts and piecemeal work. Insecurity, poor pay, no benefits. In answer to these long-standing issues, Sora proposes that graduate English programs pay a renewed focus to the master's degree--a strong and diverse degree that really warrants more attention in light of the problems facing Ph.D. programs. Master's programs have a much better chance of succeeding where doctoral programs have failed. Master's programs can be something other than stepping stone to Ph.D. programs--they can connect their students to gainful employment and a more secure future. In this book, Sora discusses the history of the Ph.D. in English, placing it in the context of today's challenges and offers a curricular template universities and colleges might consider as a source for changes to their own graduate English departments.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Joseph Sora
Number of pages:
176
Published on:
2009-07-24
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Natural Sciences
Price:
68.00 €
Keywords:
Ph.D. in English, employment crisis, adjuncts, corporatization of academia

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