Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Humanities Job Woes

“Within humanities fields, the Modern Language Association released its annual jobs report last week, and the number of faculty positions is down for the third year in a row. The American Historical Association hasn’t finished its job report yet, but expects the results to be released in February to show a decline in the number of available positions. Bloggerswho track new academic jobs in philosophy are reporting that this appears to be a tight year in that field. The Society for Classical Studies does not have a comprehensive study, but is more optimistic than other fields, noting that the number of departments recruiting at its annual meeting this month is up to 33 from 30.”

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