Indeed, most people with Ph.D.’s were not trained to be great teachers, nor are they incentivized to be in many of the jobs in the list. This isn’t a universal truth—some universities place great weight on teaching doctoral students to be good, if not great teachers—but others, and likely the majority, place no weight on it. There’s probably another good post to write on the underlying mismatch between doctoral training and the positions in teaching many doctoral students seek.

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.