Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities Gain Importance in Career Paths

Kristin Murphy for The Chronicle

Gretchen Case got a job as an assistant professor of medical ethics and humanities at the U. of Utah's medical school after three years in a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke U.
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When Eliot Bates finished his Ph.D., in 2008, he quickly realized he could hardly have chosen a worse time to go looking for a permanent faculty post in the humanities.

In spite of a paper trail of publications and several semesters of teaching...

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