My friend says there are only 8 medieval positions (I only counted 6, but I hurried) in the JIL, compared to about 30 last year. 8!
My UC alone is going to field more candidates for medieval literature than there are positions open in North America.
I'm pretty sure we could match or come close to filling all the other fields too. If not us, then UC collectively, definitely does.
Damn. This profession is dead, people. We witnessed the death of tenured academia and didn't even notice.