In Abrupt Reversal, Foreign-Language Jobs Will Exceed English Positions, MLA Predicts
By Audrey Williams June
December 20, 2012
For the first time in almost 20 years, there are likely to be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 for foreign-language scholars than for people with Ph.D.'s in English, according to the Modern Language Association.
The prediction is part of an update on the humanities job market released on Thursday by the association ahead of its annual meeting, which begins on January 3 in Boston. It is based on the MLA's Job Information List, which is widely regarded as one of the best gauges of humanities hiring in academe in the nation.
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