Literature Scholars Face Steepest Drop in Jobs in Decades - Chronicle.com: "Those looking to land a job as a faculty member in English language or literature will have 22.2-percent fewer openings to look at during the 2008-9 academic year, compared with last year, the MLA projects. The expected number—1,420 jobs this year versus 1,826 jobs last year—is still above a historic low of about 1,000 job offerings back in 1993-94."
This is why I discourage my students from pursuing Ph.D.s in English. Time to think of alternate careers for all these wonderful literature scholars!
Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.