FAQ

Job seekers

Do I need to create an account to search for jobs?
No. Anyone can search the site without creating an account. If you would like to save jobs or set up a job alert, you will need to create an account.
Do I need to be an MLA member to search the Job List?
No. Searching the site is free to all and does not require a log-in.
How do I reset my password?
Click the sign-in link at the top right corner of the site. From the sign-in form, you can select “Forgotten password?” to have a password-reset link sent to you.
How do I change my job alert settings?
Select “Job alerts” from the menu at the top of the site to see all of your current job alerts. Click Edit on the alert you wish to change.
Can I save jobs to view later?
Yes! Each job listing includes a Save link in the top right corner of the listing. Click the link to add a job to Your Jobs.
How do I delete my account?
To delete your account, log in. From the top right corner of any page, click your e-mail address, then select Account Settings from the dropdown menu. At the bottom of the settings page, click “Delete your account.” Enter your password into the text box that will appear and choose Delete.
Can I apply for jobs through the site?
Some employers will accept applications through the site. Others will provide a link to their Web site, an e-mail address, or a mailing address.
How often is the site updated?
Jobs are added on a rolling basis.
What does it mean that a job “adheres to MLA academic hiring standards”?
If a job has a check mark next to “Adheres to MLA academic hiring standards,” the employer has pledged that they reimburse candidates for expenses and returns sample materials in accordance with MLA policy and that they do not require candidates before 31 January to give a final answer to an offer of a position without tenure for the following academic year, however early an offer is tendered.

Employers

Can I log in to the new site with the credentials I used on the old site?
No. For your security, the new site requires stronger passwords. If you have a job ad live on 15 June, you’ll be prompted to update your password when you enter your e-mail address to sign in. If you do not have a current listing, you will need to create a new account.
Should I use my college or university name or my department name when I create a new employer account?
We recommend using the institution name followed by the name of the department for which you are placing the ad, since each employer name must be unique. When you post an ad you will have the option to choose a display name for your organization that does not need to be unique. For example, your company name might be “Generic University Department of French,” but your displayed company name could be “Generic University.”
How do I reset my password?
Click the sign-in link at the top right corner of the site. From the sign-in form, you can select “Forgotten password?” to have a password-reset link sent to you.
How soon will my ad appear after I’ve submitted it?
Your ad will be available to job seekers one or two business days after submission.
How can I edit my ad?
To edit an existing ad, sign in and select Your Jobs from the menu at the top of the site. From the dashboard, select the job you wish to edit. After you’ve made your changes, click the Save button.
We filled the position. How do we remove our ad?
Sign in and select Your Jobs from the menu at the top of the site. In your dashboard, click the expire link next to the job you wish to delete.
How do I pay for my advertisement?
Payments for advertisements may be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of the submission and payment.
Do I need to be an MLA member to post an ad?
No. Any employer can place an ad in the Job List. Departments or programs that are members of MLA Academic Program Services (ADE or ADFL) receive a 28% discount on advertisements.
How can my job ad get a featured spot?
Choosing a premium listing will boost the visibility of your ad in job seeker searches, and your ad will be featured on the site home page.
How do I make changes to my account, including adding a new user?
For security reasons, only account administrators are able to update account information. If you’d like to change your company’s display name, add a new user, or enhance your employer profile page, please e-mail joblist@mla.org or call 646 576-5153 and we’ll set up your administrator access.
Can I add more information to my employer profile page?
Yes! If you’re already an administrator for your organization’s account, you can log in and select Your Company Profile from the top navigation bar to update your page. If you’re not yet an administrator, please e-mail joblist@mla.org or call 646 576-5153.
What does the check box “Adheres to MLA academic hiring standards” mean in the job posting form?
Checking the box next to “Adheres to MLA academic hiring standards” confirms that you reimburse candidates for expenses and return sample materials in accordance with MLA policy and that you do not require candidates before 31 January to give a final answer to an offer of a position without tenure for the following academic year, however early an offer is tendered. If you have checked this box, your adherence to these practices will be visible in your job listing.