Job Slump Worsens for Language and Literature Scholars

The job market for language and literature scholars, already weak before the recession hit, is likely to leave job seekers chasing a rapidly shrinking pool of jobs for the next several years.

A new analysis of employment advertising conducted by the Modern Language Association, to be released on Thursday, projects a 37-percent drop in faculty positions advertised in the association's electronic job list this academic year, compared with last year. The projection is