A friend who is in Germanic studies found a great tenure-track job at a college in Philadelphia. 2-2 teaching load. I’m extremely happy. She isn’t a native speaker of German and she didn’t go to an Ivy but she is brilliant, she loves, loves, loves the profession, and if somebody like her couldn’t get employed, I’d be very disappointed with the profession.
She never doubted she’d get a job, never complained about the field. All I ever heard from her was excitement about her teaching and scholarship.
I’m super psyched by the news.