History Jobs Crisis: One Man's Story

Historians in the News
tags: history crisis, AHA2017

Mike Bowen earned a PhD in history and won rave reviews from students. But he couldn't find a permanent job teaching history at the college level. He held nine one-year positions in three different states. In 2015 he went to work as an editor, though he still teaches on the side as an adjunct.

We interviewed him after reading a post on John Fea's blog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

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