As I was getting the kids ready for camp this morning, I was flipping through PS, a pol. sci. journal that publishes articles about the profession. They publish stuff on writing grant proposals and teaching Latin American politics and all that. This month they included a separate job supplement publication.
The job supplement was a sad, pathetic excuse for a journal. Only 18 pages long, it listed all the political science jobs in the country. There were five jobs in comparative politics; eleven in American politics. Those jobs included post-docs and lectureships. There will probably be more openings advertised later in the fall, but it ain't lookin' good.
I did like APSA's new job policies. They made a point of noting the importance of part-time positions.
But then the meager job positions fallowed, and all I could think about was the army of adjuncts that would be abused this fall.