Thursday, December 6, 2007

Katz on History Salaries

Stanley Katz, Princeton, has become a blogger! He has a new post on the Chronicle of Higher Education's new blog, Brainstorm. Katz takes up a new report on compensation that
shows history salaries lagging significantly behind the average for all disciplines (except the health sciences, which are not included in these statistics). The discrepancy is greatest in the lowest academic ranks (that is, entry-level salaries), where history salaries were 14.2 percent below the average — whereas full professors were 7.5 percent below the average.
What this means, of course, is that historians are now being paid at levels comparable to those of the other humanities disciplines —and for compensation purposes, history is clearly considered a humanities, not a social-science, field.

The rest is here.