Friday, May 27, 2016

A NEWER permanent thread to share job info (5/27/16)

A lot of people in the comments seem interested in having space to discuss or request information about specific jobs. If providing information and if possible, please provide the source of your information.
Since you all seem to find it useful, here's our third permanent thread for this. (Big ups to our moderators!)
In the future, after this isn't at the top of the page, you can find this thread in the sidebar. Here's a picture, with the place to find this thread in the future.

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Anonymous said...

So does anyone have a sense of whether it is now standard for hiring departments to go into radio silence after fly outs? I thought the standard was to send an email saying roughly "We enjoyed meeting you and getting to interview you. We have made an offer to another candidate, and/but will/will not be in touch again if they reject that offer. Good luck with your job search." But I haven't heard a peep from any of the places I had fly outs, and it's been 3+ weeks since the final fly out scheduled in every case.

Anonymous said...

I negotiated a TT offer in late 2015 for a spring 2016 start. I accepted the salary because the union already negotiated that. (In fact, between the time I was hired and the time I started, the union negotiated a 10% increase.) I asked for spousal hiring and moving expenses, but only got the moving. It's a community college district (and union), so no spousal hire. I'm happy.

Anonymous said...

8:05: My first market year I had one on-campus and they were in touch (but, the circumstances were such that they knew that I would know when they made an offer). My second year, I had five on-campuses (2 in the US), and I only received communication from the two (not in the US) that made me offers. My third year, I had one on-campus and I have not heard anything yet; it's not updated on the blog, so here I wait.

Anonymous said...

4:09 Wait, you had 5 on-campus interviews, received 2 offers, but you're still on the market? What?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about the Wash U St. Louis PNP postdoc? I haven't seen it show up on the wiki or in any of the blogs.

Other mystery searches that are still on my list (but which I'm assuming have already made decisions) include: Radford, Cincinnati-Blue Ash, and CSU Fresno. Anyone news out there?

Anonymous said...

6:55: There are lots of people who get sub-optimal jobs that continue to be on the market, for various reasons. It is yet another reason that the market sucks.

Anonymous said...

I did an on-campus interview for a job that had already been offered to another candidate. I didn't find this out until after my interview. They were just interviewing me in case the other person declined the offer. So, apparently that's now a thing.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:49. Ugh. I can think of basically nothing worse than getting your hopes that high up and then finding out you never really had a chance.

Anonymous said...

I got a first round invitation for a phone interview with Radford yesterday.

Anonymous said...

at 4:49 - that's awful! I must ask: how did you find out? did they tell you?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard from Union College? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

@8:55 Well, I had a search committee chair indicate I'd get the job if I had sex with him, so there's that.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:08. I stand corrected. That is fucked.

Anonymous said...

@4:49 and @6:08: I think you should report your experiences to the APA. The actions of the SCs that you describe are violations of the standards of professional conduct.

Anonymous said...

@4:30, 6:08 here. Why? And, do you imagine that I wouldn't have noticed that? I didn't get a job this year either, so, see many of you next year. Good luck all.

Anonymous said...

I generally don't care about PFOs, and I especially don't understand why people pick apart every word and complain about insincerity etc. But at this point in the market, I really wish hiring departments wouldn't bother sending anything at all. Especially if they don't even include *some* interesting piece of information, like the number of applicants. I don't need to hear that I'm no longer being considered for a job I applied for on Nov. 1. I know. If anything it just gets my hopes up momentarily that I made a cut for a postdoc or visiting position. I actually just had a department send me an affirmative action survey, when I know they're far into their process and I've obviously been eliminated.

zombie said...

8:05 -- it is still common for SCs to say nothing until they have a signed contract from their hire. Three weeks is still within the range of possibility -- at many (all?) schools, the final decision isn't up to the SC or the dept chair. Deans and others up the food chain also have to approve the hire, which can take time. In addition, it is standard to give a candidate two weeks to respond to an offer. So after three weeks, I would not assume you're toast.
I've only once ever been told that I was the second choice, and could get an offer if the first choice declined. But I know of other people who have been told that as well, so it happens.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about the WUSTL post-doc? I've heard nothing, and I'm pretty sure they sent out PFO's in early Feb. last year.

Anonymous said...

nope

Anonymous said...

10:08 - Do you mean the "modelling interdisciplinary inquiry" WUSTL postdoc? If so, I got my rejection a few weeks ago (3-4, IIRC). They said it was late because I'd made the long list, though not the short.

Anonymous said...

3:19 - Sorry, I forgot they there were two separate WUSTL post docs. I was referring to the McDonnell PNP listing.

Anonymous said...

Any news on the University of New Hampshire Lecturer position - do they have an offer out yet?

Anonymous said...

@6:14. I just saw someone post on facebook that they've accepted a job at University of New Hampshire. I don't know if it's the same job, but that person works in ethics/social political if that helps to narrow it down. Sorry :(

Anonymous said...

Anyone got anything on either Cardiff or Brandon University?

I think that Cardiff had a date by which they'd be soliciting writing samples, but now I'm not able to find it - does that sound familiar to anyone?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

10:54 - No word from Brandon on my end, but I did get a PFO from Salisbury today.

Anonymous said...

Was anyone contacted by Lingnan?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what ever happened with Stony Brook's search?

Anonymous said...

Regarding Lingnan: I heard from someone in the know a couple weeks ago that they'd already drawn up a list of finalists. So if you haven't heard anything yet, count yourself out.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on either of the one-year appointments at Grinnell? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any word on ANU? I know they've sent out 1-2 waves of rejections, but have they gotten farther than that?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know whether the two Northeastern jobs have finally been filled?

Anonymous said...

Any info out there about St. Joseph's Seminary College?

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I received a PFO from a job I interviewed for (South Carolina-Lancaster). It came via snail mail from the HR person (not the search committee) and it contained the line "we have hired a *qualified* applicant who meets the needs of ... blah, blah, blah"

I usually ignore PFO's, but for some reason this one felt really disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

Got a call from Rollins College to schedule Skype interview for visiting position

Anonymous said...

I'm also wondering about ANU. I'm pretty sure that someone received an offer. Does anyone know if it's been accepted? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

9:18 - Was qualified bolded or italicized or something? If so, good lord. But either way, don't let it bother you. It says far more about them than it does you.

Anonymous said...

Yale humanities center postdoc PFO - 365 applicants

McMaster PFO - 185 applicants

Anonymous said...

7:19PM, Yes, the Yale Humanities Postdoc (sic!) had 365 applicants and went to someone who does not even have their PhD, an ABD. The Chicago Humanities Postdoc also went to an ABD from... the University of Chicago. Good PhDs are hard to find nowadays. Like the majority of any sort of important position, tenure-track, postdocs, visiting - they all go to people from the top 20, who in some cases have minimal publications history and no teaching experience. They should just close down all other departments and let the top 20 give all the jobs to each other ad infinitum - because they already do that in a tribalist, nepotist, and demeritorious way.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an update on the Concordia limited term positions?

Anonymous said...

7:51 - No, but they usually already have pwople in mind for those.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard back about the Monash lecturership? Now they're advertising two more...

Anonymous said...

Did anyone receive a PFO from Baylor? I know they made a hire, but I would have expected an announcement from them.

zombie said...

5:10 -- not everyone sends a PFO. Don't expect one.

Anonymous said...

news from Vassar?

Anonymous said...

For anyone wondering Concordia has already filled their position. I know that things have gotten so bad that it's now considered naive to even expect a PFO, but it's still sad that Concordia couldn't be bothered.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have news about any of these places: Fordham, Rochester, College of New Jersey, Kutztown, Franklin and Marshall?

Anonymous said...

"things have gotten so bad " ... meaning?

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard from Brandon U, in Canada?

Anonymous said...

@ 7:03 Is there really a question about what "things have gotten so bad" means? The market is terrible. Contract positions receive hundreds of applications. Even a few years ago it was the norm to at least expect a PFO, but now even this is too much to ask, apparently. As a result job applicants have to live with constant uncertainty. It is bad.

@4:14 Brandon had their fly-outs already, not sure if they've made a decision.

Anonymous said...

York (Glendon College)? Or is this the second year in a row that thry advertise but don't actually conduct a search?

Anonymous said...

Regina Arts postdoc PFO.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have news about any of these places: Fordham, Rochester, College of New Jersey, Kutztown, Franklin and Marshall?

Anonymous said...

Brandon PFO. 120 applicants.

Anonymous said...

Only 120? Wow, that seems crazy low for the current climate.

Anonymous said...

4:50 - Yeah. But then again, Brandon is in the middle of nowhere in *Manitoba* (and thus more nowhere than most American nowheres). It's a three-hour drive to Winnipeg, which isn't exactly a bustling metropolis, or six hours to Regina, which is basically the same as Winnipeg.

I applied, but that's because I'd take any Canadian job over most American jobs.

Anonymous said...

Who did UCLA hire, in the end? Is it Dover, or someone who works in one of the areas of special interest they advertised?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else apply to Finlandia? It was a crazy late ad. I asked for verification that they had received my materials, but never heard back. I'm wondering if they cancelled the search.

Anonymous said...

UCLA made two senior hires. Sherrilyn Rausch (science/epistemology) and another person (not sure the latter is public yet) who works on logic/math. Dover was hired a couple years ago.

Anonymous said...

York made a hire--I saw it on someone's facebook but I can't remember whose it was now to check who they hired.

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