Every year hundreds of newly minted archaeology PhDs enter the job market worldwide in search of a post-doc or tenure-track job that will take them to the next level of their career. They scour the job boards, wikis, listservs, and their personal networks for any postings to which they can apply, hopeful that this year's search yields a greater number of opportunities. But there is a growing problem in academia; as our institutions churn out an increasing number of scholars, they continue to reduce the number of tenured faculty hired. Tenure-track jobs, especially in archaeology, are becoming increasingly scarce and post-docs are few and far between. There are other considerations at stake, however, when contemplating pursuing an academic career. For some, a life in academia is no longer appealing, while others are limited in their ability to move across the country for work because of children, family, or dependent adults....

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