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      I'm Ève and I'm a first year PhD student at the École de
      bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information. A
      French-speaking ALA-accredited LIS department at the Université de
      Montréal located, well, in Montréal, Québec, Canada.<br>
      <br>
      There are about 15 other PhD students or PhD candidates in my IS
      program. Here's a list of every one of them and their research
      subject:
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      Some want to get an academic position after their degree, some
      don't, many have no idea if they want to or not, and one has one
      already. It doesn't say much about the/your future. But, if you
      take a look at our professors resumes, most of them have a PhD + a
      postdoc. Plus they have published, published and published.<br>
      <br>
      If you stop by Montreal, you're welcome to come visit us at the
      École. Maybe you would want to apply for an academic position
      here.<br>
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      Cordialement,<br>
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      <div class="moz-signature">Ève Paquette-Bigras<br>
        Étudiante au doctorat en sciences de l'information<br>
        École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information<br>
        Université de Montréal<br>
        514-343-6111 poste 3045<br>
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      Le 2013-05-20 16:05, Amalia S. Levi a écrit :<br>
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                <div>Hi Nicole (and all),<br>
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                I'm Amalia, PhD student (hopefully candidate as of June)
                at the iSchool, University of Maryland.<br>
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              In our PhD program, we're approximately 25-30 people, but
              only 3 of us really doing Archives and/or Records
              Management. Our program has a really strong social
              sciences focus, so many doctoral students do this kind of
              research (for example, many people do Public Policy,
              Citizen Science, Human Computer Interaction, and many do
              research more towards Information Science--such as natural
              language processing, topic modeling, machine learning
              etc.).<br>
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            While I do not know for sure, I know that maybe about 1/3
            (as Jonathan mentioned too) will apply for faculty positions
            in iSchools--other people might go into industry, government
            etc. <br>
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          What I see as an advantage for the type of research I do
          (combining information studies with humanities) is that many
          people combine two disciplines, and so can be "marketable" to
          two different departments. I see myself as applying to History
          departments too, or having a joint appointment.<br>
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        Regards,<br>
        Amalia S. Levi<br>
        iSchool, UMD<br>
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                          On 2013-05-18, at 01:03, Nicole Gaston wrote:<br>
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                          Hello everybody,<br>
                          <br>
                          I'm Nicole and I'm in the final stages of  PhD
                          in Information Studies at Victoria University
                          of Wellington, New Zealand.<br>
                          I plan to submit before the end of July and
                          will hopefully successfully defend my thesis
                          before the end of the year.<br>
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                          The LIS programme here in NZ is very small -
                          Victoria is the only university in the country
                          with a MIS programme and there are only about
                          8 or 9 people doing PhDs in information
                          studies/LIS topics at the moment.  Most of my
                          cohort are not New Zealanders - and the
                          majority of them have arrangements with their
                          home country universities to return to
                          lecturing jobs once they have completed their
                          PhDs here.<br>
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                          I'm just wondering if any other members of
                          this list can comment on the size of their LIS
                          PhD cohort at their universities?<br>
                          I'm trying to get an idea of how many people
                          will be applying for upcoming
                          lecturing/academic positions within the next
                          year :)<br>
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                          My perception (which may be completely wrong)
                          is that within LIS finding academic positions
                          may be slightly less difficult than other
                          disciplines.  For example, an associate of
                          mine nearing PhD completion in the School of
                          Architecture told me he has 15 other
                          colleagues just within his own school who will
                          be looking for academic positions in the next
                          year.     At least in this part of the world,
                          we don't have that many people doing PhDs in
                          LIS.  WIthin my school, I may be the only LIS
                          PhD trying to find an entry-level academic
                          posting within the last 2 years and for next 3
                          years.  However, most likely the number of
                          architecture programmes worldwide outnumber
                          MLIS/MIS/LIS programmes.<br>
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                          What is the situation in the rest of the
                          world?<br>
                          What do you plan to do once you finish your
                          PhDs?<br>
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                          On a somewhat related topic, this is an
                          interesting article from the Economist a few
                          years ago about the state of PhD education and
                          hope of employment:<br>
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                          Hopefully this article doesn't put any new-ish
                          students off continuing the PhD journey!!<br>
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                          Warm regards,<br>
                          Nicole<br>
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                          Nicole Marie Gaston, MLIS<br>
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                          School of Information Management<br>
                          23 Lambton Quay, Rutherford House 506<br>
                          Victoria University of Wellington<br>
                          New Zealand<br>
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