Friday, April 11, 2014

Sociology PhD Who Specializes in Zombies Can't Land a Job

Sociology PhD Who Specializes in Zombies Can't Land a Job.

You’d almost think this was from The Onion, but I believe it’s real. This Inside Higher Ed piece is by a recent PhD who specializes in zombie studies, but can’t find a job. He fancies himself a victim of “an academic job market destroyed by a fledgling economic system.”

Good grief. Whatever gripes this fellow has, the U.S. does not have a “fledgling economic system.” Moreover, sociology PhDs have never had an easy time, especially those who have chosen to specialize in some trendy niche like zombies. He evidently thinks himself victimized by society. I say he was foolish in pursuing his doctorate when it was becoming increasingly evident over the last decade that many degree holders were drowning in a labor market glutted with people like himself.

Scroll through the comments for some good reading.

Hat tip: Jay Schalin

Source National Review Online - Phi Beta Cons

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