Science hiring and societal needs?
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 75, Issue 43, page 507, 25 October 1994
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1994), Science hiring and societal needs?, Eos Trans. AGU, 75(43), 507–507, doi:10.1029/94EO02008.(
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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As a 28-year AGU member, I would like to share some perspectives on the recent Forum articles by Stephen T. Nelson and Jonathan E. Snow [Eos, June 28 and August 23] about employment for young Ph.D.s. Their concerns are legitimate, but not necessarily new. As survivors of the first “Nixon” recession in 1959–1960, my contemporaries and I could have written similar statements when completing a doctorate, but somehow we made our way.
However, times are definitely different now, and the difficulties Nelson and Snow described are real. So where does the problem lie? Is it just the lack of interest of senior members of AGU or is the problem beyond that perception?