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Job Market Opening Day 2015
How many full-time tenure-track or open-rank jobs in German Studies will be posted to the MLA Job Information List in 2015-16? Take your pick. 18 . The historical average since 2003 is that 54.4% of all TT jobs show up on opening day. As of today, there are...

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Hiring season: how the market is changing, and how you can change the market
The MLA job information list opens one week from today. Usually the number of jobs advertised on opening day is a pretty good guide to how many TT jobs will eventually be advertized. Last year, though, my prediction was way off target : I predicted 16 or 17...

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2014-15 a Record-Breaking Year for Exit-Level Jobs
A boom in non-tenure track jobs promises full pre-unemployment for new Ph.D.s in German Studies . With the appearance today of an ad for a full-time adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston in the MLA job information list , the discipline of German S...

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The job market crash in one chart
Over at Vitae, Brock Read has an article summarizing a recent report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that investigates the evidence that the academic job market in the humanities got worse in 2008. (You've got to love the AAAS headline: "Danger...

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Personalia update 2014 I: tenure books
With the release of the Winter 2014 issue of Monatshefte , it's time for the annual updates and fact-checking. This first installment will look at tenure books, where not much has changed since last year's comprehensive look . Of the twenty-one promotions t...

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Slow years and job predictions: a graduate seminar in advanced straw-clutching
Today is the sixth week of the 2014-15 job market in German Studies. Some new jobs have appeared. Based on the new data, should I revise the number of jobs to be expected? Maybe. To review: My previous estimate of the number of TT jobs to appear this year w...

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