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.
Fewer jobs open up each year.
Read the full job-outlook article here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.