A researcher's journey through five decades of faculty job listings has turned up plenty of gallows humor ("Tantalus had nothing on me"), institutional sexism ("Man preferred"), and fallout from an academic-labor crisis in the '70s.
Modern Language Association
Conventional wisdom says that title refers to a tenure-track job. But you wouldn't know it from these listings.
So far, humanists looking for tenure-track listings on the association’s job board aren’t impressed. The good news: New jobs should trickle in for several weeks. The bad news: After that, silence.