Romanista Posted July 23, 2015 Share Posted July 23, 2015 I'm researching PhD programs in rhetoric and composition (both standalone programs and specializations within English departments) and I found a school that tends to hire its own PhD graduates as lecturers, or WC directors and other administrative (teaching and non-teaching) posts. Obviously not everyone ends up back at the same school, but in recent years I've counted 9 out of 23 of the alumni from 2010-2015 currently employed at the school in various capacities. This is a large state university and the PhD is interdisciplinary. I'm assuming these lecturer positions are NTT but they seem to get paid more than adjuncts. It seems to vary from 30k to 70k. I know this because this is in a state that allows public access to government worker salaries. Should this be comforting, going to a school that may be able to provide somewhat respectable employment should a TT job not be in the cards? Or else is this not any different from adjuncting? I'm curious because I've always heard that PhD programs rarely employ their graduates. Perhaps this is more so the case for TT positions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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