An amateurish attempt at explaining current events large and small.
Monday, February 27, 2006
How is it that academic tenure still exists? The competition for a professorship, particularly within the humanities (or really any field where there is no private sector alternative) is intense. I may be mistaken but I have routinely heard that for each professorship, depending on the field, there may be several hundred applicants. To me this indicates that academics are overpaid (I know, most aren't paid squat) and that there should be a greater personnel churn.