by David Wheeler, New Republic
With a Ph.D. in history and humanities from Stanford University—and a growing body of research—Christopher Stroop initially expected to find a full-time job as a professor at an American university.
But as increasing numbers of highly qualified American Ph.D.s have discovered, you can have all the right credentials—a doctorate from a prestigious institution, fantastic references, and even a book deal—and still not secure a full-time position at an American university.
So, like many of his peers, Stroop realized that if he wanted a full-time university teaching job, he would have to leave the United States, at least temporarily. He is now a senior lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He’s cheerful about his location: “I love that so many friends and colleagues—so many top-notch scholars in my field—are either in Moscow, or pass through Moscow,” he says.
Stroop is indicative of a growing trend: the “passport professor.” Read the entire story.