Hosted by: Association for Feminist Anthropology
Of interest to: Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges, Students
A contradiction rests at the heart of our discipline's training. Doctoral degree granting programs train students to work in similar programs, where research is the central and most rewarded feature of the job description. However, graduates are more likely to be employed in teaching-intensive institutions with a norm of 4-4 teaching load. What formal and informal skills should graduate students acquire early in their careers, while on the job market and in the first years of a tenure-track job? How can faculty better prepare their graduate students for these work expectations, so that they adjust smoothly as new faculty?