I am an international student in a interdisciplinary PhD in Global Studies.
My supervisor has about 60 students and does not do any advising beyond a few personal favorites.
My second supervisor considers me a student of the first, resents the fact that he is the expert on the subject, and as a result won’t read my thesis either. This has gone on for seven years and now I must submit. I speak four European languages and it is and but in an area which is very relevant. Right now I can t see any future for myself as there are jobs back home.
1.What do I do about my supervisors as the PhD is graded here?
2.Can I apply for post docs/tenure track (community college is more than fine) in North America with a PhD from Germany, or do they prefer N.American PhDs? How do I go about it? I have publications.
I’d be grateful for any advice/career suggestions etc. I don’t mind leaving academia but I cannot return home as there are no jobs there.