british_punk_duck_by_oriana_x_myst-d3d7wehIts 2013, the U.S. government was recently shut down for almost two weeks. The National Science Foundation will only fund grants if you can help the U.S. build operational transformers or drones that can make targeted killing choices.  The movement to replace full time faculty with part time adjuncts has sapped the open jobs on the market leading to the common Facebook refrain – “worst job market ever.”  Political theory is openly despised in most departments.  Without significant skills in R, there is little hope to make an impact in quantitative research.  Welcome to the Political Science Thunderdome, two candidates enter and one leaves.  There are no rules, only anarchy (and not the Realist type).  Now may be the time to look into other options and opportunities.

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