English and foreign language job openings see modest increase according to MLA list
- Figures released by the Modern Language Association show that the number of available faculty positions in English and foreign languages was up about 3.8% and 3% respectively in 2011-12.
- English positions saw a total of 1,235 openings, compared to 1,190 in 2010-11, and foreign language openings increased from 1,095 to 1,128.
- The association's list doesn't include all openings in English and foreign language, but reports and experts alike say the MLA's numbers do reflect hiring trends in the foreign languages, and even in the humanities.
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The number of open faculty positions in English and foreign languages rose by about 3.8 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in 2011-12, according to figures released by the Modern Language Association. A total of 1,235 positions in English were posted with the association during the last academic year, compared to 1,190 in 2010-11. For foreign languages, the number rose from 1,095 to 1,128. ...
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