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Career and Job Market Information

The MLA regularly produces reports about academic career prospects for graduates of doctoral programs in language and literature. Sources of information for these reports include the MLA's annual analysis of positions advertised in the JIL, the MLA's periodic surveys of PhD placement, and the United States government-sponsored Survey of Earned Doctorates. From time to time, the MLA conducts special studies, such as the 2004 MLA survey of hiring departments, which canvassed departments about the outcome of searches they conducted during the academic year 2003-04.

Report on Trends in the MLA Job Information List, September 2007
Text of Report 
Tables and Figures 

Findings from the MLA's Surveys of PhD Placement 

Report on the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2005 

Report on the MLA's 2004 Survey of Hiring Departments 


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