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Job Information List

Published by the MLA as an electronic database and as printable PDF editions, the JIL is the recognized professional source for announcements of full-time faculty positions available in the fields of English and foreign languages in North American colleges and universities. Access to search the JIL is free to all users. Listings primarily announce full-time academic job openings in postsecondary departments of English and foreign languages. The job openings range in rank from instructor to full professor and include faculty positions, administrative posts, vacancies abroad, and some opportunities for nonacademic employment. Learn more.


   Submit or Edit a Job Listing

   Search for Jobs

   PDFs of the MLA Job Information List

   Retrieve Your Saved Jobs

   Job Sites for Positions in Business, Government, and Not-for-Profit Organizations


   About the JIL

   Dossier and Search-Management Services

   How to Access the MLA Job Information List Database

   How to Search the JIL Database

   Report on the MLA Job Information List, 2013–€“14 

   Report on the MLA Job Information List, 2012–€“13 

To contact the JIL, e-mail


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