Community College Jobs: Ph.D. Holders Need Not Apply

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by Chris Cumo With a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from CUNY, Christina Boufis set her sights on a research university. But expectations fell when the job search stalled, and she settled for “making a living as an overextended adjunct,” which included a stint at a community college. Two years there netted her an interview for a full-time position. Instead of elation she felt disillusioned at the prospect of teaching composition ad infinitum rather than initiating graduate students into the ethereal realm of Victorian literature. “Part of me applied because I did just want a full-time job,” she said. Her Ph.D. and publications were not assets in the […]
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