Browsing All posts tagged under »Universities«

By request- time between PhD and Academic jobs by school

January 2, 2012

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This post is by request of the Anonymous Swiss Collector. A few weeks back I wrote about the average time between obtaining a PhD and a academic archaeology job in the UK, 4.32 yrs. The question was asked if these numbers could applied to individual universities to see if there was a difference between universities. […]

New Website With Every (almost, 700+) Archaeology Programs in the World

December 19, 2011

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Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I have been very, very busy with lots of projects, one of which is the launch of- Archaeologycourses.org Myself and Paolo Ciuchini, of ArchaeoJobs fame, have put together a searchable map-list of over 700+ archaeology programs around the world (see full list below). If you need to find […]

Some New Comments on Open Access and Archaeology and Shameless Self-promotion

December 11, 2011

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This came from the Assemblage journal RSS feed- “…we’re bringing you a smorgasbord of features to tide you over for the festive season. We have a double State of the Arch update with two pieces on a similar theme. Patrcik Hadley discusses the issues surrouonding setting up Mesolithic Miscellany and the world of open access journals, […]

List of Archaeology Programs

December 8, 2011

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As part of a project between myself and Paolo at http://www.archaeojobs.com/ to create a list of universities that have archaeology programs I created a list of all USA schools that have an archaeology degree/anthropology degree with an emphasis on archaeology.  Now I am sure this is not 100% but it is probably close to 98-99% […]

Elite Schools Lead to Academic Jobs- Fallacy or Fact

December 4, 2011

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The other day I wrote about how quite a few people advised students not to go to grad school. One of the pieces I brought up, by Larry Cebula, has been (not sure on the write word- critiqued?) by Holger Syme  . It is a decent critique that presents a fairly good argument for going […]

The Flow of Ideas

November 30, 2011

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The other day I mused about how certain universities dominate where academics get their degrees from and how this might influence the spread of ideas. Taking this a bit further I looked at the distribution of academics, in the UK, by decade to see if there were trends over time. Again, using the distribution of […]

The Crap Shoot that is the Academic Job Hunt or Why You Don’t Have to be Faster than the Bear, Just Faster than your Slowest Friend

November 29, 2011

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A couple of blogs have been posting, and linking to each other, about getting an academic job- Open Letter to My Students: No, You Cannot be a Professor, You Aren’t the Exception, and Why Do Grad Students Think They Can Beat the Odds? The basic gist of all of these articles are that most students will […]