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Teaching postdocs enhance humanities Ph.D.s’ careers

My title is, admittedly, intentionally flippant, seeking to grab your attention in this clickbait age. Yet beneath its flippancy is a serious claim: that teaching postdocs can be a high-impact way to address and enhance the job prospects of new humanities Ph.D.s in an increasingly dire academic job market. Such, at any rate, has been our experience in the writing and communication program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where the Marion Brittain Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship has provided scores of early-career scholars wide-ranging opportunities to develop as instructors and researchers and to gain experience in multiple areas allied to their professional interests.

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