At Colleges, Humanities Job Outlook Gets Bleaker

by Tamar Lewin from New York Times 12/18/2009 With colleges and universities cutting back because of the recession, the job outlook for graduate students in language and literature is bleaker than ever before. According to the Modern Language Association’s forecast of job listings, released Thursday, faculty positions will decline 37 percent, the biggest drop since the group began tracking its job listings 35 years ago. The projection, based on a comparison between the number of jobs listed in October 2008 and October 2009, follows a 26 percent drop the previous year. “Students thinking of going to graduate school in English […]
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