Are history profs generally younger today?

This Chronicle of Higher Education blurb may blunt the stereotype of the doddering old history professor:

Only about 21 percent of current full-time faculty members listed in the association’s Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians are over the age of 64, and an additional 18 percent are over the age of 54, the lowest proportion of late-career faculty members employed since 1985.

The problem?

Fewer jobs open up each year.

Read the full job-outlook article here.