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December 20, 2016
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Why Most of Us Won’t Get Tenure

This article first appeared in Inside Higher Education. It is reprinted with permission.

by Jamie J. Hagen, PhD student in the Graduate Program of Global Governance and Human Security

The academic job market is bleak, as most certainly all of you reading this are well aware. Over the summer, Gawker gathered some personal stories to highlight just how bad things are out there. One adjunct wrote about how they work at Starbucks to make ends meet, while another realized the janitor at their institution makes more than they do.

This conversation in popular media reveals how out of touch those with tenure often are regarding the future of their students in the academy.

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