A Moral Stain on the Profession As the humanities collapse, it’s time to name and shame the culprits By Daniel Bessner and Michael Brenes April 26, 2019

Mount Holyoke College recently advertised a one-year, nonrenewable position in European and Jewish history, for which the college requested a cover letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, three references, and two additional documents: a teaching philosophy and a diversity statement. Putting all of these materials together requires a significant degree of unpaid labor that for most candidates will never be compensated. It is obscene to require such elaborate applications for nonpermanent positions.

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