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  2. You don't need to make a decision now. Continue to give yourself opportunities to develop both of your interests with the understanding that you may well find a "sweet spot" that enables you to pursue both interests. For example, you may encounter a geneticist or a topic in genetics that has not received adequate coverage from historians. Or, you could come across an enduring historical concept/school of thought that is based upon an anachronistic understanding of the underlying science. Or you could encounter a historical figure who was inspired by an understanding of genetics and a better/fuller understanding of that figure and her contributions require a deep dive into the field. (FWIW, one of the most capable historians I've known dual majored in math and history as an undergraduate. After graduating, he decided to get a doctorate in history. He secured a TT job even though he competed for that position against historians who had made a choice much sooner than he had. Is he an exception that proves the rule? A statistical outlier? Or is he an example of what one might achieve if one navigates by one's own ambitions?
  3. Okay, again, I want to highlight how few people still work on science and religion, or American science. It's sad, but it's the nature of the field right now. I know a guy who finished a science and religion dissertation recently, and he's had an incredibly tough time of the academic market. It's work that needs to be done, but it's not frequently done anymore. What I'd strongly recommend is going to college (i.e. graduate high school and fully immerse yourself), then investigating your interests through formal coursework. You may find that you're not as interested in things as you thought you were. I went to college with the intention of becoming a physician. It turned out that, despite the fact I found chemistry and biology really interesting, I absolutely hated them as academic subjects. I just didn't find the ionic bonding of two obscure molecules engaging. Whether that leads to a PhD or not is not clear. The academic job market for life and medical sciences is not good. However, unlike the humanities. PhDs in the sciences have readily identifiable alternatives.
  4. I think that it is important to give aspiring historians materials that will enable them to make informed decisions to reach the goals they define. While our individual experiences (both the ups and the downs) absolutely should inform the guidance we provide, I don't know if it is particularly helpful to privilege our own experiences. No one reading any thing ever posted in this forum will face a tougher job market than the women and men who redefined professional academic history in the previous century. The ongoing crises of the profession will remain unresolved if we actively seek to discourage/dissuade/divert others. The $0.02 of a member who was told over a coffee You might have gotten [an academic] job if you were born in the 1950s...Maybe. YMMV.
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  6. The idea I had was looking at how the theory of glaciation by Louis Agassiz was reacted to by intellectuals and how it was molded to fit Christian beliefs. If not a PhD, what do you recommend for someone who absolutely loves nonfiction and the attainment of knowledge. I have read 222 books in the past years (crazy for me too), 95% nonfiction, and absolutely love the depth that you can go with any topic of your interest. I am fascinated by biology, psychology, history, and so much more. What other options do I have if I want to get as in depth with a topic as all of these great authors have other than a PhD? I am also considering a PhD in Biology: is the job market better for professors in that area? See my other post for my dilemma:
  7. The questions you're interested in fall under history of science. As I hope you're aware (or becoming aware), there's a huge amount of literature on that topic already, so much so that many historians of science don't really look into it anymore. Broadly speaking, the Crisis of Victorian Faith is thought a settled field. That said, I'm happy to provide you with a short reading list, if you so desire. I assume, perhaps wrongly, that you mean Lyell's geological work and predecessors to Darwin when you mean "new advances led to the questioning of age old Christian beliefs." None of the questions you're interested in are boring, but they are abundantly studied, both in US and UK contexts. Top fields for hiring? I'll leave that to others. I will say that, based on that graph, this is the worst the academic job market has been since the 1970s. I will tell you, flat out, that if you want to do the PhD to become a professor, don't do it.
  8. Sorry I didn’t go further into what I am interested in, but the area that I want to focus in is the history of science in the early 19th century. Not only the history of it, but I want to research how new scientific theories during that time period affected intellectual thought in America and Great Britain as new advances led to the questioning of age old Christian beliefs. Is that considered the history of science or early 1800s American intellectual history? Weird question to ask, but what are the top fields in history for job prospects? I have read a wide range of nonfiction that really has piqued my interest, so maybe I could look in other sectors as well. Like you said, I am still quite young so I still have lots of options. Edit: found the jobs report https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/february-2019/the-2019-aha-jobs-report-a-closer-look-at-faculty-hiring
  9. The SSHRC application is all online now?! This is incredible.
  10. Horrific. 19th Century US History is likely the singularly most oversaturated field in the historical profession in the United States. If you are dead set on doing US history of that period, it is in your interest to work with other fields like the history of science/technology/medicine, history of capitalism, environmental history, etc. I would also just comment that you're not even a true college freshman, and, honestly, the field for academic jobs is likely going to get worse before it gets better. Right now, a huge contingent of PhD graduates, even from top schools, have no chance of having an academic job. Maybe 10-15% of all recently minted PhDs have that opportunity. The AHA has a jobs report you ought to read, but for whatever reason, my computer won't load it right now.
  11. FYI the attached flyer is 'unavailable.' Also, anticipating potential confusing, this is a notice that UNC-CH is now offering a specific Hebrew Bible-track PhD. Correct? At first, I thought this was a fellowship for visiting graduate students or postdocs.
  12. I'm a 3rd year PhD student who just passed comps over the summer and started teaching this semester. Yesterday 30 minutes before my lecture, a 2nd year PhD student barged in my office, slammed the door shut, and started yelling at me over a simple misunderstanding. Being a small female who was yelled at by a large guy with the office door closed, I was terrified. His yelling was so loud that the female clinical professor across the hall even heard everything and came to check up on me after he left. I was really shaken up but I still had to pull myself together to go to class and lecture. After the class, I finally had time to process everything and started crying uncontrollably. I went to speak with his advisor and told him about the situation. Surprisingly, he wasn't very empathetic with my situation and indicated how being yelled at is not uncommon and it will happen again and again after I become a professor. Is this really what academia is like? I come from a culture where such behavior will never be tolerated in the workplace. I have never been yelled at the way he yelled at me my entire life, and to think that he's also a PhD student, not my boss or anything. I'm really becoming disappointed with this profession.
  13. Hi- First off, I'm sorry to hear about the family situation. I can't imagine what it was like to go through (and still is like) but good for you for picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and doing what you needed to do to follow your dreams! In regards to your application, I can speak a little bit to Stats Ph.D. programs in the SE. My guess is Florida State you have a shot of being admitted to. Given their norm is to accept and not fund, that might be your case. Univ of South Carolina is a great department with awesome faculty and a great great atmosphere. I think you have a shot of getting admitted and it really is an awesome place. I think NCSU and UNC, unfortunately, aren't very realistic. Are they worth applying to? That's entirely up to you. I think UF is also slightly out of reach, but again that's up to you. I think I have exhausted the bulk of the schools in the SE that are usually on the first radar. I think U of SC is a solid spot and is worth some consideration. Feel free to PM me and we can chat more if you prefer to discuss privately.
  14. Hello everyone, I am currently an dual enrollment high school junior/undergraduate freshman who wants to become a professor; the problem is that I have two disciplines I am very interested in. But to start, a little bit about me. I started reading for enjoyment last year around this time after being inspired by John Fish and have been reading nonfiction voraciously ever since. It is crazy, but I have read 222 books since last October, almost all nonfiction. I am absolutely at wonder with all the depth that exists out in the world, and would like to make my own contribution. The two subjects that interest me the most are epigenetics and early 1800s American intellectual history. I have been researching how to go to the best graduate school (for job placement) and have research lined up with a professor from each area. In epigenetics I am just now starting a project which researches the methylation of a gene and its effect in causing cells to become tumorigenic; in history I have an independent research “class” (for credit, but one-on-one with the professor) promised to me for this spring semester to research how new scientific ideas affected American intellectual thought in the early 1800s (these projects are usually only offered to juniors or seniors). The history professor said that I could start getting into the details with him next week. So, here is the tough part: I have to choose which path to take. Genetics or American History? Opportunities abound each direction I look, but that makes my decision even more difficult. I have set myself up great for either way, but once I choose what path to take, it is full speed ahead. I’m looking for advice: where to go, what criteria to decide on, or any helpful words you have for an inspired student of learning.
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  16. I’d be happy to, just send a message!
  17. I’ve actually read her whole book around five months ago. I was glad that it is so honest about the reality of the academic job market. I’ll also make sure to talk to the professor who has agreed to conduct independent research with me about his job and how hard it was to get it. He has been a professor at my university for 7 years so I don’t think he is too old. We will also try and narrow down what kind of topic I will be researching. How is the job market for Ph.D.’s in early 1800s American History? That is his speciality and I think it is rubbing off on me as well. I know some areas of history have better job placements than others. Are there any graphs out there?
  18. Hi, Could somebody will review as this is urgent?
  19. Hi there! I'm currently writing my personal statement for grad school, would anybody be able to help me edit/look over it? Thank you soo much in advance :)
  20. I've heard from some people that attending open houses can lead to them giving you a fee waiver. Does anyone know if NYU or Teacher's College does this?
  21. Hi Everyone! I'm new to this page, new to this forum, and coming back into the anxiety of applying to schools (it feels like junior year of high school in my mind!).😣 I'm planning to apply to programs in Clinical Psych (PhD), but I've got loads of questions. Perhaps other current/past applicants can help out? I'll go in order of time: Picking your programs/PIs: I'm not too far behind with all of the other components: I have my GRE, a CV that is complete, my GPA, three or four people who would be comfortable writing letters of rec for me and know that I will ask this year, and I'm working on obtaining my transcripts (the last one is a purely administrative step). I'm looking at many programs (mostly in Canada), but I want to know: what are the factors that help you decide? Is it the PI you hope to work with? Is it the topic? There are so many schools and so many topics, it's quite difficult to know which one is "the one". The number of schools: I'm seeing people who apply to 15 or 20 schools.... personally, I am not sure to have the finances in order to do this (or the time). Is this absolutely necessary? When looking for a job out of my Master program, I was told that it's better to have 5 really well aimed applications than 10 that I wrote haphazardly. Is this applicable in this search process, in anyone's opinion? On to the details of the application: Concerning transcripts: I've read a few sites where they say that applications ask for unofficial transcripts and then ask for an official transcript upon admission. Can anyone confirm to me that this is/is not the case? I ask because my transcripts are scattered in different countries, and in some cases, I need to take the time to go fetch them personally if people want official transcripts. I need to plan ahead on this one! For the CV: Is there anyone here who's been out of school for a while? I completed a two year master's, then worked three years after my master's. Now I'm hoping to get back into a PhD program, as I'm now 100% sure that I want to be involved in this field in terms of both research and clinical work. If this is your case, is the rule for the CV, "put absolutely everything"? My CV is about 5 pages if I do this. After spending some time in the job search field, I'm feeling self-conscious about this. For the interviews: This step is far away, but bear with me... I live in Europe, and the programs of interest are in North America. The interview weekends are a big deal, but I don't know if I need to plan to clear all of my weekends and weeks in February, take days of vacation at work, put aside over 3000 dollars for plane tickets... To make matters more complicated, my significant other will be defending his PhD around that time (he can move his deadlines around but we're trying to figure out what works for us). He obviously wants me to be present. I only have one example of someone like me- a person who was in my lab and had his interviews by skype for Vanderbilt neuroscience. Can anyone help me out? Do I need to be present for in-person interview weekends as an applicant living on another continent? Will not being there in-person hurt me (if they've invited me to interview by skype, I suppose that means they're interested anyway)? For this one I think the opinion of those already in grad programs may be of value
  22. Yes, funding seems to be an issue in Canada for the most part. Canadian schools also tend to required students to have a previous master's degree. I guess I'll try and email a couple of departments. Figuring out funding requirements seems to be an issue. I've heard getting a Canadian student visa is harder than getting a US student visa, and funding is also an issue (no major concepts of large state schools there), but I've also heard job prospects seem more appealing in Canada as well (surprisingly, even getting PR). So I would definitely like to tap this option by applying to a couple of schools there.
  23. I doubt you'll find much helpful advice here, which is likely why nobody replied to your original post. Canadian schools' funding is almost exclusively reserved for Canadian students, so as an international student, it will be extremely difficult to get a funded offer. You seem to have a profile that would allow you to get into some of the top Canadian schools if you had permanent residency though.
  24. Sorry, I couldn't find a way to delete the first post. I'll keep one of these posts here because I'm looking for recommendations for PhD programs in Canada as per my profile, and I'm not well-versed about the range of schools that will be appropriate for me there.
  25. Please don't spam the forum with multiple of your same post that you posted the other day. There is a thread on Canadian statistics programs on the front page of this forum right now with information about how the top programs in Canada are well-regarded.
  26. Research isn't a huge deal for statistics except in that it helps you get good letters from people who know your ability. Your grades in math courses are more important (though the actual addition of the extra degree won't matter that much for admissions, except in that it means you get more coursework).
  27. I missed this thread the first time around. Questions for the OP @AP what did you learn about yourself (that you're comfortable sharing)? Did the significance of the lesson shift as you prepared and defended your dissertation and got on the job market? Were you given a free hand to redesign comps/quals what would you change, if anything?
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