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Bad job news for medievalists

Updated: May 30, 2023


Medieval Academy shares devastating outlook for North American medieval studies jobs, for example:

“History jobs are now at the lowest they have ever been in the eight years this job data has tracked.”

“English jobs are now at the lowest they have ever been except for the first two Covid years."

“Given these numbers, there appears to be effectively no field of premodern Islamic Studies at the moment.”

“There remains (sic) effectively no jobs in medieval religion and theology.”

It doesn't seem as if these stats include the other kinds of jobs for which medievalists are also hired, including the teaching of reading/writing, the remaining gen ed humanities courses, comp lit, etc.


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