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Inexhaustive List of Jobs not Received with a Humanities PhD

Inexhaustive List of Jobs not Received with a Humanities PhD from a “World Class” University

Assistant Professor at a University (37)

One-Year Visiting Professor at a University (6)

Adjunct Lecturer at a University (4)

Post-doctoral Researcher at a University (5) (6)*

Acquisitions Editor for a University Press

Associate Editor for a Textbook Publisher

Translator for a Media Company (3)

Copy Editor for Media Company (4)

Copy Writer for Media Company (2)

Proof Reader for Media Company

Fact Checker for Media Company

Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant for a Nonprofit

Production Assistant for a Film Festival

Generic Office Work at a Conservatory

Receptionist (3)

Temp (2)

Barista

*My mistake posting before end of business today.

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Dan

Dan has a PhD in historical musicology and has taught music history and theory at a major Canadian university. He mainly studies music from the Italian Renaissance when he's not busy performing stand-up comedy or playing JRPGs with his cat, Roy. He occasionally tweets as @incontrariomotu and blogs about geeky stuff at The Otaku Skeptic. He is also the glorious editor-in-chief of School of Doubt.

2 Comments

  1. May 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm —

    Ouch!  The solace I can offer is that now  I can look back on my box of 100+ rejection letters (they used to mail you physical letters once upon a time!) for jobs that my Biology PhD and 2 postdocs with world famous scientists failed to earned for me.  One day you’ll get that perfect position and realize how lucky you were in that none of the others worked out.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Pangloss

  2. May 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm —

    Mailed rejection letters? How quaint!

    Now they just never contact you, forcing you to spend weeks or months checking via backchannels and anonymous wikis to see if the search has moved on without you.

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