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Friday, 19 December 2008

USA: MLA predicts 20% fall in foreign language faculty positions

Literature Scholars Face Steepest Drop in Jobs in Decades

More job searches by language and literature scholars are coming up empty, because of the budget tightening and hiring freezes adopted at colleges in response to the battered economy. A new analysis of employment advertising conducted by the Modern Language Association, to be released today, projects a 21-percent drop in faculty positions advertised in the association’s electronic job list this academic year, compared to a year earlier.

Chronicle of Higher Education

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