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More on the Polisci Job Market

- September 5, 2010

Here is “a report”:http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/03/polisci from the APSA panel on the job market. One bit:

bq. Sean Twombly, director of member services for the association, presented some new data on another way to examine the job market — placement records of graduate departments, using those who were on the market in 2009 as the focus. Of departments reporting data on the nearly 1,000 new Ph.D.s on the market that year, all but 4 percent were employed, but only 48 percent were employed in permanent academic positions. Another 21 percent held adjunct jobs and 11 percent won postdocs.

bq. One of the more dramatic differences in the pool was that 16 percent took positions outside academe, up from 10 percent in the last such survey, in 2002