This year does not look good. Students are complaining that getting into graduate school is very difficult, while the job market seems to be really limited this year. People who might retire very soon and so free up jobs are probably being advised to wait. In any case, lots of universities will have trouble hanging onto such jobs, one suspects.
Are any of the APA committees collecting data, or preparing to do so?
We might remind ourselves that tenured jobs are not entirely safe. Financial need can lead to restructurings and closing downs that can end a tenured job. Has anyone experienced this?
Who are the most vulnerable? I would bet that those who hold the adjunct-plus conditions, where one gets something like class rates plus a retainer, may get withdrawn quite easily. I hope that’s wrong, but since I experienced it once, I can say that it comes as an unpleasant exercise in you-versus-them.
If you feel like sharing a story of hardship in the present situation, please do so. We need to know more about what is going on. If you have a survival strategy, please let us know!