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Ha ha ha ha ha.

Wow. ROFL. WTFBBQ.

Thirteen. jobs. in my field. Nationwide.

Add in the Chronicle jobs as of right now and there are 20. Half, at least, are for dramatists. I am not a dramatist.

I am so not going to get a job this year.  At least, not one teaching English lit.

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16/9/09 03:02 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] percussivebunny.livejournal.com
oooh, ouch. :( i'm so sorry.

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16/9/09 04:39 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
O God, methinks it were a happy life
To be no better than a homely swain!

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16/9/09 04:52 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
To carve out dials quaintly point by point
and two negative numbers multiply.

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16/9/09 08:48 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] owlfish
I am so sorry your year lottery came up so poorly!

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16/9/09 11:38 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jaydeyn-sitari.livejournal.com

BUGGER. But hey, I heard on the radio that you guys are out of recession! It'll pick up next year, surely!

:)
Jaydeyn

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16/9/09 15:01 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] razor-dancer.livejournal.com
In theory it will pick up, so I am trying to stay positive about it (despite all tendencies). I'm unsure whether to be more angsty about the number of catholic schools or the number of ivy-type schools (both of which I think I have less chance with)

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16/9/09 17:26 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
Also, a bunch are re-lists of last year. I know of them had searches where their top candidates went elsewhere, but if they didn't want me last year, why would they want me now?

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16/9/09 20:58 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
The balance of decision-makers may have changed between last year and this one.

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16/9/09 17:58 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
13 is small, but I think it's better on balance than advertising thrice as many and canceling most of them (which was last year, basically, right?).

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16/9/09 20:57 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
Also--I am not job-hunting, but I checked: there are only 11 postings for kw medieval, of which one is theatrical (you'll have seen it, too), one is actually early modern, and one wants medieval / post-col / afro-carib. Eight, then.

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16/9/09 21:16 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
The Nebraska job is the only one I'm honestly excited about right now and I'd only have a chance if they actually want someone who does digital humanities. And if I figure out a way to explain the Canada job's demise.

Really really thinking about library school--perhaps even remotely even though I'd like to be on a campus--and specializing in digital archives.

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19/9/09 02:08 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
They probably do actually want someone who does digital humanities, although it's worth finding out (if possible) whether they've become rather dh-heavy to the possible extent that non-dh faculty there might think they need balance/reinforcements. (I lurk on the Digital Americanist listserv, or whatever it's called.) Also, a year or two ago they advertised a CLIR postdoc, IIRC.

I've been poking at that thought, too. Now isn't a good time for me, but it'd be great to have some formal frameworks into which to stick my so-far-just-gut reactions. :P

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19/9/09 02:43 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
I did manage to keep the book editorship from the last job and we are publishing the essay of someone at Nebraska, so I'm going to send a polite email. I'll let you know what I find out!

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17/9/09 00:59 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] schess.livejournal.com
For what it's worth, we're doing two searches this year (sadly, not in our field), and we don't even get approval from our dean to post the ads until September 25th. And I know we're not the only ones, especially this year. So maybe there's still hope?

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17/9/09 02:02 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
That's the best concrete evidence I've heard of the possibility of more jobs all day. I think I just freaked out given the high number of repeats. But Lehigh liked me a little bit last year; maybe they'd like me more this year. (How sweet would that job be?)

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17/9/09 14:58 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] schess.livejournal.com
There looked like a few really great options, although you're right that they were fewer than usual/lately. But I really think that the early listings mostly reflect searches that have been pre-approved either because they happened last year, because they are international, or they are really ahead of the ball. I think it's not a full list for at least a few more weeks.

Anyway, I'm sending you all the best vibes. How can I help?

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17/9/09 17:00 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thera-flu.livejournal.com
You are the best. I just need to buckle down on the revision of the Milton chapter--add some stuff I've had in separate documents for years on the hog-faced chapter, and file the damn diss.

Then, no matter what I do next, I've PhinisheD! When I think about teaching and research, though, the digital stuff is really what interests me, so I have to figure out how to parlay the bad Canada job into a decent looking CV line and how to explain that I'm teaching math at a CC.

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17/9/09 23:11 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] schess.livejournal.com
Hooray for being sooooo close to Phinally Done! Your plan sounds good to me: feel free to send drafts my way if you feel too close for perspective. I hope this is your year!

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17/9/09 21:37 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] arielprocessing.livejournal.com
you only need one . . . good luck!