There Are No Academic Jobs And Getting A Ph.D. Will Make You Into A Horrible Person: A Jeremiad. - Slate Magazine

04/06/2013 10:35 am ET

Who wouldn’t want a job where you only have to work five hours a week, you get summers off, your whole job is reading and talking about books, and you can never be fired? Such is the enviable life of the tenured college literature professor, and all you have to do to get it is earn a Ph.D. So perhaps you, literature lover, are considering pursuing this path.