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Ryan Heuser
Updated academic job numbers for English Lit (with data scraped from Academic Jobs Wiki). Since last posting on Oct 13th, 88 new TT jobs have been added. But that still leaves us at an all-time low, pretty far into the season.
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Ryan Heuser Nov 18
Replying to @quadrismegistus
* For a better view of Figure 4, see here: * For code which generated these, see here: * For the figures from Oct 13th, see here:
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Jillian Snyder Nov 20
Replying to @quadrismegistus
Just to confirm: the job numbers in the past reflect the total of the entire year while these numbers reflect postings up to ~Nov. 18th. Is that correct?
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Ryan Heuser Nov 20
Replying to @jillianmsnyder
Yes, that's correct: the 2019 data can't be read in the same way as the other years, since the 2019-2020 job market season isn't over yet. I'm beginning to wonder whether I've created more misinformation than information, since many people are focusing only on the last data point
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❄👻 Dr Jen Baker 💀❄ Nov 19
Replying to @quadrismegistus
Is this data Global, US, UK, Anglophone do we know?
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Ryan Heuser Nov 19
Replying to @Jendeavour
It’s pretty global: regularly lists jobs in US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, etc. (Only requirement is job is in English or Comparative Lit.) It’s aggregated by volunteers on the market, so it tends to be as global as they are. Though I still suspect it tilts American...
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Eric Newman Nov 19
Replying to @quadrismegistus
This is the reality, folks. Entering cohorts should be discussing these numbers in first year professionalization seminars. Grad curricula should provide opportunities (and encouragement) for exploring how PhD training and research can be developed into non-TT careers.
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Feisal G. Mohamed Nov 19
Yes, absolutely. I regularly teach a required course for incoming PhDs and do just this. The message: if you have a second act that you find fulfilling (publishing, K-12 teaching, union organizing) try to maintain a toe-hold in that world during the PhD. Easier said than done.
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Jim Ridolfo Nov 18
Replying to @quadrismegistus
2nd lowest in last seven years for r/c & tbw -
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Aaron Geiger Nov 18
Oh, joy. I’m entering the job market as I type this.
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Yonatan Miller Nov 20
Replying to @quadrismegistus
There was a moderator, Una74, who used to add jobs and keep the page organized. I would say that Una74 was the beating heart of the wiki. But according to their wikia page, Una74 has not posted a single update to wikia since January. This is something to keep in mind.
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