Saturday, June 27, 2015

A NEW Permanent Thread to Talk or Ask or Post Information about Specific Jobs (6/27/15)

[REDUX] 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.

Here's a permanent thread for this. Perhaps we can use the other open threads for people to trade horror or success or weird stories, any hints that they might think are helpful, strategies for dealing with stress of the job market, etc. [I'll try to get an open thread up soon.]

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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zombie said...

Anyone else get the confusing emails from UC Riverside about the (previously optional now required) "diversity statement"? One email says it must be submitted by Dec 11, 2015. The other one says it can be submitted until 6/30/2016. Their HR page says additional documents can no longer be submitted.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/IS8-viUNP7k

Anonymous said...

Regarding Northern Colorado -- is the PFO for someone who was one of the 26 who made it past the first round? Has any of these 26 people been contacted for interviews? I was one of the original 26 and haven't heard anything either way.

Anonymous said...

I think you dodged a bullet 3:03. Greeley, CO is hell on earth.

Anonymous said...

9:57,

Care to explain—what's wrong with the town? Curious.

Anonymous said...

Anyone hear anything about the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk postdocs?

Anonymous said...

Hi 6:53--I probably am drastically overstating, tbh. I had a friend who went to school there and he has very bad memories. But i think it might be more about him than the town. CO is a super super beautiful place but Greeley is probably not the most beautiful part. It is close to some smelly cow pastures/farms which can be unpleasant. But then again it is only a little over an hour to denver which is an amazing city... so yeah apologies for my hyperbole

Anonymous said...

PFO from Baylor College of Medicine for the Clinical Ethics Fellowship

Anonymous said...

3:03 here.

I was one of the 26 and they emailed telling me that they narrowed it down to 10. Might be a good sign if you haven't heard. Also, I'm from Denver. Greeley is indeed awful (too small, crime is higher than US average, etc), but being close to family would have been nice.

I do wonder why search committees narrow it down and then ask for letters. I have excellent references (teaching and research) so losing out on letters seems unlikely. Do they rank candidates before and then see if the letters bump the candidate down?

Anonymous said...

Did everyone who applied to Purchase College get the sheet of further information about the department that they sent out? The wording seemed to indicate it was sent to all applicants, but it's an odd thing to mass email to so many people.

zombie said...

A good reason to not ask for letters until you narrow the pool is to save applicants the expense of sending their letters. When I was on a SC, I looked at the CV first. Lots of candidates were disqualified because they lacked the right AOS/AOC or the required teaching experience, as evidenced by the CV. It was an unnecessary expense for them to send their letters, since I never looked at them. (Other SC members might have, but I doubt it.)(we also had a very narrow AOS/AOC, and MANY of the candidates had letters from the same people.) In the early stage of the review, the SC is looking for ways to quickly disqualify hundreds of applicants -- the entire dossier will NOT be read.

Anonymous said...

I did not receive anything from Purchase

Anonymous said...

Anybody heard from Chicago or Syracuse?

Anonymous said...

Anybody heard from McGill or U Wash for philsci? McGill's deadline was Oct 31, so I'm assuming they've scheduled interviews by now.

Anonymous said...

Nothing from Cambridge. Don't hold your breath for a while yet.

Anonymous said...

McGill has not scheduled interviews quite yet. They're still going through their 200 applications. Soon, however.

Anonymous said...

1:30 - Aren't the Cambridge posts meant to start 1 January (or as soon as possible thereafter)? I would have expected interviews to be in December, but am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Still nothing from Dartmouth?

Anonymous said...

Dartmouth is still reviewing applications. They got around 600.

Anonymous said...

Any word from Northwestern?

Anonymous said...

Anyone else find it wildly overwhelmingly angering when a job ad has a typo in it? I put so goddamn much work into ensuring my application is typo-free; it seems ludicrous that the same morons/people who can make routine there/their/they're typos on their job ad will throw my application when they notice I accidentally capitalized a word in the middle of a sentence or some such bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Anyone with the inside scoop on Syracuse? Have they notified everyone on their shortlist?

Anonymous said...

About half a dozen jobs with first round interviews scheduled, according to the wiki, are jobs I applied to. I received a rejection email from only one of them (Rice). Are we simply not going to receive anything? Or much later?

Anonymous said...

Wondering why no one has posted anything about jobs with relatively early deadlines: Chicago, Berkeley, Toronto (ethics)? It can't be that all interviewees don't KNOW about the wiki. So either interviewees don't CARE or interviews haven't been scheduled yet.

Anonymous said...

10:20, just FYI, I know someone who reported Toronto requesting an additional writing sample from them.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Minnesota's history search?

Anonymous said...

Any word on UC San Diego's bioethics position? The app deadline was very early so I'm guessing they likely have contacted people by now (but sadly, not me).

Anonymous said...

10:20

Sometimes committees ask you not to post or make public the news that you have.

And 9:26,
Are we that uncharitable about search committee members' behavior that they would toss an application because of typo in some document? Sometimes committees have to justify why applicants were disqualified—say, did not meet AOS or AOC, or we're unsure whether they will have a PhD by such and such a date. Sure, someone could find and typo and offer one of these typical justifications. But really?

Moreover, why would you want to work with the sort of colleagues who'd use such criteria to disqualify their applicants? So, good-riddance if that actually happens.

Anonymous said...

@1:09: the whole ``good riddance, I wouldn't want to work with those mofos anyways'' thing is nice in theory. But in practice I'm happy to work with any old asshole, as long as they'll pay me.

Anonymous said...

1:09pm - I wonder what the rationale would be for that, but that sounds like a good explanation. But then I think those committees have some responsibility to email or having a generic email sent to those they haven't shortlisted. I just don't understand what's gained by either secrecy or leaving candidates in the blank.

Anonymous said...

So wait not everyone received that email from Purchase? Does that indicate some kind of cut I wonder?

zombie said...

Sorry, 12:42: UCSD did Skype interviews in mid-October. They told me they were planning to have campus visits in early December. According to the wiki, they have hired someone. I have no reason to doubt it.

zombie said...

This came over the transom from the Associate director of the Rutgers Philosophy department, Justin Kalef

"Two of our spring-term introduction to philosophy courses are still unclaimed, and they're both full to capacity at 40 students each. They're conveniently back-to-back on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1:40 and 4:40, in classrooms very close to each other, and yet we just don't have enough graduate TAs or adjuncts to cover them.

So I was thinking: might you know of anyone in your vast philosophical network who might be interested in coming to Rutgers for a term? It could be great fun and a neat way to get something interesting on a CV, plus make some connections and meet some interesting people. Alvin Goldman, Derek Parfit, and many others will be here this term, and it's quite a friendly and social department. Plus, we're only an hour's train ride from the great universities (and other attractions) of New York City, plus just a 35 minute drive to Princeton, and neat stuff is going on there, too.

If you know of anyone who has at least some teaching experience (minimally, TA experience), with some good reviews to show for it, who might be interested, please do suggest that (s)he be in touch. I'd be very glad to make a point of introducing him/her around and helping to integrate him/her into the life of the department for the term. Could be quite an adventure!

The pay won't be fantastic, but not horrible, either -- about $10,000 (before deductions) for the two courses over four months, but maybe a little more. I might be able to find another course here or elsewhere for more $, but no promises at present. Our spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 19th, and the last day of instruction is May 2nd. Exams are from May 5th-11th, and it would be good for the person to be here for that, but I could find someone else to invigilate the exams (if the instructor wants to hold any) and have the exam booklets sent to the instructor if he/she absolutely needs to get away to take on summer work elsewhere.

We're quite open-minded about the readings, topics, etc. for the course, so long as they're reasonable.

Many thanks! Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you like.

Justin"

Anonymous said...

Zombie, I think you might be mixing up UCSD and SDSU. Both advertised bioethics positions this year but the only one updated on the wiki is SDSU. As far as I know UCSD hasn't scheduled on campus interviews for bioethics yet.

Anonymous said...

Zombie, you are awesome! Thanks for the info. I am the person who inquired about UCSD's bioethics position. According to the wiki, SDSU, who also posted a position in bioethics, has made a hire. But UC San Diego has a position in bioethics and biomedical policy too. I was inquiring about that one, the one posted here: http://philjobs.org/job/show/3873

Maybe no one noticed that post, and I'm the only person who applied. Fingers crossed. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not a bioethics person and didn't apply to either job, so it could be an error that there are two separate jobs listed, but isn't the job listed as having hired someone a different job (San Diego State) from the UCSD job?

Anonymous said...

Got a nice enough PFO from the ANU postdoc. Dunno if that means they've made a choice already (kinda sounded like it), but there you have it.

zombie said...

Sorry -- I was talking about SDSU (San Diego State), not UC San Diego. SDSU has done Sype interviews (early october), and (I have heard) hired someone. They were trying to fast-track their search.

Anonymous said...

Capital PFO. Nice of them to send it so early.

Anonymous said...

It does seem like interviews are posting later this year. Either that, or the wiki is being much less used than in years past. Does anyone happen to know of interviews scheduled that aren't wiki-posted? Obviously, if you don't want to name the particular institution(s) by name, that's fine. Just trying to figure out whether the wiki's being updated.

Anonymous said...

I think there are always going to be some interviews that aren't wiki posted and always have been. I had an interview at a school one year that wasn't posted at all in any section until about two weeks after the interviews had taken place. However, I wonder if that's happening *more* often this year? Anyway, I can see a lot of reasons that people would have later interviews so it would make sense that they are being scheduled later: For one, the APA is week later. More importantly the fact that few departments are interviewing at the APA gives them a lot more latitude for when they can schedule interviews. You don't have to compete for timeslots at the APA and you don't have to try to give candidates enough of a heads up so they can plan on coming. And if you can do it it seems scheduling later would make a lot of sense. Most people at teaching focused schools won't have their grading in until the end of this week or the beginning of next week and I'd imagine you'd want to get that done before you start scheduling Skype interviews.

With all that in mind I think the more likely reason is later scheduling.... *but* that's all conjecture. And I'm a very interested party since I haven't gotten anything yet and would like to believe there's still hope.

Anonymous said...

PFO from Capital: 300+ applications, "small number" of interviews

Anonymous said...

A poll for my fellow smokers. If an institution is clearly just pretending to interview you, do you prefer that they make it obvious or actually pretend?

Anonymous said...

I've never had a search committee ask me not to post to the wiki, but I assume it's because they don't want any subsequent interviewees to think they're second tier. Is there any other reason? Does that justify the additional cost of keeping us from knowing that decisions have been made? Not knowing anything makes the stress worse than knowing that the outcome was bad.

In short, I think committees shouldn't ask interviewees not to post (or maybe only ask them to delay for a day or two), and I hope interviewees who are asked not to post will post anyway or will find other ways of getting that information out.

Anonymous said...

I was just going to ask (echoing 7:47) if Edgewood and Saint Mary's really haven't scheduled first rounds. Those applications were due back in October.

Anonymous said...

9:28,

Saint Mary's had an "ongoing" deadline sent an "under consideration" email on 11/23, so perhaps they start reviewing on or around 11/23.

Edgewood's deadline was 10/30. There were earlier deadlines like U Northern Colorado (which had a 10/1 deadline, the earliest in my stack of applications) that scheduled interviews this week according to the wikis.

Also, I concur that interviews seem to be happening later this year; that might be due to the later APA (since, even though fewer and fewer hold interviews there, its timeline is still a bar for having interviews by then) or not.

Anonymous said...

8:31 - If they're clearly just pretending, isn't it already obvious?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Ohio University?

Anonymous said...

Thanks 10:24!

-9:28

Anonymous said...

FWIW I'm in a biggish (with a lot of students on the market) Leiter top ten program and I've talked to a bunch of people on the market who didn't know that the wiki existed and told me that they wouldn't look at it even if they did. A lot of them are getting interviews, and I doubt most of them are posting about them...

Anonymous said...

did anyone apply to regis university in denver? apparently they are already interviewing.... i was planning to apply but the ad was posted and then removed very quickly....

this was on highered jobs too (but i couldn't find it now): http://denver.workello.com/vacancy/25850524

inside hire, i guess?

Anonymous said...

10:58 - It was advertised on Leiter's blog and the Daily Nous. I would be surprised if people in top programs did not know about it, but that's a possibility. Now they do and don't want to post – what's the rationale? because from their perspective there was no way they would not be interviewed for the jobs they applied to and they don't care to help others if they don't need help? Certainly not very charitable but I'm curious to understand.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised there's a department out there where many grad students have already had several interview requests. Given how few jobs there are this year and how many applicants... I have to say that I don't know anyone who's made public that they have an interview yet, near, far, Leiteriffic, or not.

Best of luck to them (although I guess it's already on their side!).

Anonymous said...

Well--I mean I don't know anyone who makes their interviews public? I'm not sure what you mean by public, I guess. But yeah, a bunch of grad students in my dept have interviews (I don't). As for not looking at the wiki, that's not a very charitable interpretation--if you didn't know much about it (even if you did) I could see thinking "I'm not going to look at that, it will just stress me out". Hell, it stresses me out. It probably stresses all of us out. I'd way rather it didn't exist, personally. So I think it's completely understandable if people don't want to look at it. We all have to deal with the stress of the market in whatever way works for us...

Anonymous said...

8:31 and 10:42 - How do you tell they are just pretending? I fear this happening to me, and being too clueless to know. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Anything on the UC Irvine philsci position?

Anonymous said...

The wiki is a place for people to post information they know about interviews. If you know someone has an interview somewhere, please post that information.

Anonymous said...

Some thoughts on the wiki:
(1) I think it's unreasonable for schools to ask candidates not to update the wiki, but given that some schools allegedly do I think it's unreasonable to expect those candidates to update. They are in too desperate a situation to risk doing anything other than exactly what they've been told. The two primary groups of people I think should consider themselves responsible for updates are graduate students in departments that are currently hiring, and friends of people with interviews. If a friend tells me that he or she got an interview I wait 24 hours and then update the wiki. Perhaps some grad degree granting departments with active searches are also forbidding their grad students from updating the wiki, but that strikes me as a situation where there is no good reason to actually listen.

(2) I'm genuinely interested in why so many people seem to find the wiki a source of stress. This is my third year on the market, and the wiki has lead me wrong in the past (I can think of at least a half dozen times when I saw information on there I knew to be false or corrected false information only to have someone else revert the change). But, only sort-of reliable information is still better than zero information. Whatever stress the wiki induces in me is significantly less than the stress of sending out an application and then hearing nothing back. Ever. Why is the wiki a source of stress? Perhaps if I understood I would think twice about updating it.

Justin Kalef said...

Hi, everyone. Just to let you know, we (Rutgers) found someone great to cover the two adjunct courses on offer. I'm a little surprised how much interest there was in just taking on two courses -- it wasn't a VAP position or a postdoc or anything like that -- from very qualified people. We must have got 60+ interested people writing us over a two-day period. Anyway, just wanted to let you know the courses are covered now so that you can avoid wasting your time applying. And best of luck to you all this year!

Anonymous said...

Here's a question:
Are the odds of getting a fly out much worse for international candidates? I assume rich, private schools care less about the cost of the fly out than the time and energy invested, but what about other schools? I ask because I suspect being in Canada hurt my chances at a job I really wanted last year and I worry it may hurt my chances again this time around.

Anonymous said...

@10:29
I think being from another country can easily serve as just another (stupid) reason to eliminate a candidate. I may be wrong but I doubt it. SC's are so overwhelmed, they just look for the tiniest, dumbest reason to reduce the number of CV's in the pile. Along with international status, I'd presume other things about a candidate, such as marital status, partner's profession, age, etc. can also be (of course wrongly and perhaps illegally) used to eliminate certain candidates. It's a jungle and it's no surprise it has the elements of a jungle...

Anonymous said...

10:29, This is mostly speculation, but i frankly doubt that being from Canada would hurt your chances for international, at least so far as the costs of flying you out go. (There is probably a pro-local bias that would hurt you, though). Schools have a budget for flying in candidates, it's a huge deal taking someone on for potentially decades. I doubt they'd scrimp on that when they're going to wind up paying you much larger sums for a long time if you get hired.

And one relevant data point: last year a UK school offered to fly me from the US for an interview for a 1-year position (1 year!). I ultimately declined it in favor of a different position, before the interview would've happened, but clearly they were taking me seriously even though I'm sure they had plenty of local UK candidates to choose from.

Anonymous said...

@10:29

I have friends who served on search committees in the past (at large, non-prestigious state universities). One of these committees extended an oncampus interview to an international applicant but realized later that bureaucratically there wasn't funds for international flights. That department could cover the domestic portion only. After that, they think twice about international candidates.

Anonymous said...

Anyone hear anything from Memphis?

They say in the ad that they will be conducting skype interviews in mid-december but I don't see any updates on the wiki....

Anonymous said...

9:29 - FWIW, when I retrieve my online application, the status is "Not under consideration at this time". I'm not sure what that means but that doesn't sound very good.

Anonymous said...

10:41, mine says the same thing. boo.

Anonymous said...

My Memphis app still says "Application Under Consideration" but I haven't heard anything either.

Anonymous said...

10:41 & 11:17--(9:29 here)--yeah mine says that as well. Bummer.

Can anyone confirm that Memphis is, in fact, interviewing?

Anonymous said...

> I'm a little surprised how much interest there was in just taking on two courses -- it wasn't a VAP position or a postdoc or anything like that -- from very qualified people.

You're surprised? The job market is a horror show, and people are desperate. $10k to teach two classes at Rutgers, if you're already living within commuting distance? That's a plum these days.

zombie said...

10:29 -- whether a school has the resources to pay for an international flight will vary a lot, I imagine. My university does it all the time -- I was in Canada when I was hired here. But we may be an outlier -- it is so expensive to fly here from anywhere (even domestically), that perhaps the added cost of an international flight is built into the search costs.

Anonymous said...

Anybody knows what is going on with the UChicago Ancient job? It was listed as interview scheduled, now it's back to applications acknowledged..

Anonymous said...

Where are the damn PFOs? There are at least 4-5 schools (actually I lost count) on the wiki that are listed as interviews scheduled, yet I got nothing? Do we not deserve even the blasted PFOs anymore? Is there no end to this indignity? Waiting for PFOs from 5th rate nobody "philosophers" at 2nd and 3rd rate schools... Fuck this system of injustice and insult! I'm out until it dies a horrible death!..

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard anything from Minnesota (history job)?

Anonymous said...

10:26

A lot of places won't send PFOs until they have a signed contract. Others will send them once they narrow the pool. Others never send them. Looking over my application notes from last year; 1/3 of places never sent PFOs; the other 2/3 are about 50-50 on when they sent the PFOs.

Anonymous said...

PFO from Old Dominion

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything from SUNY Purchase or Boston College?

Anonymous said...

12:04: Unless you're truly desperate I wouldn't be too broken up about that. ODU is a commuter school, which I suppose isn't that bad in this market, but Norfolk is one of the most awful places in Virginia. And it's not even within driving distance of anywhere you'd actually want to be.

Anonymous said...

I posted this in the wrong thread:

My Memphis application says "approved for interview". I hope that means an interview is coming and not simply that I've met some basic qualifications or something. I'd love that job.

Anyone else get this?

Anonymous said...

PFO from Baylor for the postdoctoral fellowship

Anonymous said...

PFO from San Diego State.

Anonymous said...

The slowness of the wiki is really a bit hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

At 6:51 AM:

The later start of the Eastern meeting may be one of the reasons. In 2014, the Eastern began on Saturday, December 27. This year, the Eastern is beginning on Wednesday, January 6. The difference between December 27 and January 26 is 10 days.

In the past, most first-round interviews were scheduled by December 20. Adding 10 days to the old notification "deadline," would bring us to December 30. Then we have the holiday, so we might be looking at early January. In addition to the schedule change, many institutions will forgo the APA in favor of Skype interviews.

If I don't get an interview by January 16 for a job that was posted by December 1, I will assume that I am out of the running.

Anonymous said...

It could be that interview requests are coming later this year. Or not. Who knows? But I got a request for a first-round interview today. Years back, when it was all APA, I got an interview request on December 23 (for APA on Dec 27)

Anonymous said...

I got a request for letters and a writing sample from University College Dublin.

Anonymous said...

PFO from Queensland.

Anonymous said...

U of Alabama at Birmingham is contacting candidates for 1st round interviews at the APA Eastern or Skype.

Anonymous said...

7:58,

With which school? Did you update the wiki?

Anonymous said...

From what I can tell, there are two ads on PhilJobs for the same position at U of Alabama Birmingham. See http://philjobs.org/job/show/4145 and http://philjobs.org/job/show/4194. Yes, I upated the wiki.

Anonymous said...

University of Washington, no! Why?

Anonymous said...

Any news about WKU?

Anonymous said...

Um.... I HAVEN'T been PFO'd by ODU, but I'm wondering about 12:29's info on Norfuck and the school: is it STILL really bad? I'm from the Mid-East coast, and remember the area from when I was in highschool/college (it sucked), but I had thought it got better. Do you have recent knowledge of it sucking?

And any news on Minnesota? or Amherst?

Anonymous said...

PFO from Leeds - mind & language

Anonymous said...

Anything at all on the Franklin and Marshall Job? Also what's the chance that a school like that hires at the assistant level, when they say "tenured depending on qualifications"?

Anonymous said...

Norfolk is a very uneven city. Some parts of it are depressing--run down, boring, dangerous, and/or segregated. But other parts are fairly nice, e.g., Ghent. There are pretty good food options in those parts, historic housing, parks, etc. The "nice" parts are on the rise. There are definitely worse cities of its size.

Anonymous said...

Re: Franklin & Marshall,

It might be an inside hire of their current VAP. Last May/June they hired for the VAP and suggested that the successful candidate might (likely) get the TT job this year. But who knows—if that were the case, you'd figure they'd move through the steps quickly.

Anonymous said...

The College at UChicago requested additional materials this week.

Any news from Minnesota? Boston University?

Anonymous said...

someone keeps moving the Leeds job into the 'scheduled interviews' status on the wiki. this is false. they sent out PFOs and e-mails to some saying they would schedule their on-campus interviews in early January. this seems to indicate a long list of candidates.

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming Toronto has scheduled interviews for its Phil Mind job. Anyone care to confirm/deny?

Anonymous said...

The Gettysburg open just flipped to first-rounds, but with two comments that I can't quite make sense of -- should I take it to mean, as the first commenter suggests, that they have been doing interviews since the 14th? Or does what the second commenter says mean that the first commenter simply left a comment about the interview date without actually flipping the job, and then someone flipped it (in which case I'm not sure whether to trust it)?

Holding on to hope here, people ...

Anonymous said...

Still nothing from Dartmouth? MIT? UCLA? Or is this just an instance of people not posting about the elite jobs on the wiki?

Anonymous said...

Toronto has asked a few people for another writing sample, and will likely go straight to fly-outs after this. (This applies to both jobs: mind and ethics.)

Anonymous said...

And still nothing from McGill?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty disappointed with this seeming trend of skipping interviews and going directly to flyouts. Interviews, especially Skype interviews, can be fairly low time investments for an opportunity to cast a wider net. I worry that going directly to flyouts will just cause a shortlist which is even more dominated by considerations of prestige.

Watching my own institution do a hire without interviews last year was frustrating; one candidate we flew out obviously had zero interest in teaching and I think they could have easily found that out in an interview beforehand.

Anonymous said...

PFO from Cambridge climate postdocs

Anonymous said...

What's up with the Wiki rejecting Northeastern Illinois's presence on the site? I posted it (for the usual reasons), and it was there, and now it's gone. Dear Wiki people: please put it back.

Thank you.

The Wiki People (jobs@phylo.info) said...

Anon 2:44,

You know, you could have just emailed us to ask about the Northeastern Illinois job, instead of posting here and hoping that we'd see it. (For the record, since we already run a soul-crushing web site of our own, we don't spend much time on this one. You just happened to post this comment on a day when we did. Posting here is not an effective way to contact us.)

And the answer to your question is: the Northeastern Illinois listing disappeared because the deadline was entered as January 3, 2015. So, the server swept it out as an "old" listing. We've fixed that error and the listing is now active again.

Sincerely,

"The Wiki People"

Anonymous said...

I would love to know what's going on with any or all of the following jobs:

Bowling Green
LaGuardia Community College
University of Utah
Ashoka University
Portland State
Mercy College
Texas A&M Kingsville

Anybody?

Anonymous said...

Would anyone have any information regarding University of California, Riverside?

Their philjobs advertisement indicated December interviews.

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside has scheduled first-round interviews.

Anonymous said...

Arizona State has contacted a shortlist of candidates. They'll schedule straight to on-campus interviews from that list.

Anonymous said...

"Best wishes for continued success in your career."

This is a really strange thing to say to someone you're informing is no longer under consideration for the position.

Anonymous said...

Any news on UCLA (Mind), UCSD (Bioethics & Biomedical Policy), or Caltech? If I were being honest with myself, I'd conclude that at this point, no word from them yet means no chance, but the wiki's silence has me holding out (a fool's) hope. I need to stop hoping.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:52

I don't know anything about the jobs you mention.

However, when it comes to whether to hope or not I don't think it actually matters whether these hiring committees have made decisions on interviews. My experience, FWIW, is that it is easier on me psychologically to go into job season with desire but not hope. That way, I will be happy about winning the lottery instead of sad about not winning the lottery.

If I were you I would surrender all hope immediately. For real. Assuming grading responsibilities are met, I'd just go have a nice Christmas and New Years. Chances are you've been neglecting to do lots of things you like to do while you've been sending out apps over the last three months. I'd go hang out with my family, drink beer, connect with friends, go for a walk, play with my kids, and so on. If I happened to get an email over the break, great. If not, no surprise.

Sorry for the unsolicited advice. Your post struck a chord of recognition with me as a job search veteran. I hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that the UCR committee settled on their longlist less than 2 weeks after applications closed, at least if they (as they probably did) received hundreds of applications. It's almost as if they already know whom they want to hire.

Anonymous said...

What in gods name is happening with Dartmouth. It's been ages.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the job at Univ. of Maryland?

Anonymous said...

@ 8:38 Portland State's deadlines was 12/15. I wouldn't expect to hear anything yet.

Anonymous said...

If any of you scored an interview at Purchase, may I ask what's your AOS / AOC?

I was hoping to make it to the first round, but, alas, no...

Anonymous said...

PFO from University of Maryland today.

Anonymous said...

11:28, was the PFO on the site of via email?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:42 AM:

That would be very wise advice--if I had the kind of psychological self-control that would be required in order to follow it. Unfortunately my makers seem to have forgotten to install a hope switch, and so I am unable to just abandon hope at will.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 11:28! (from 10:29 AM)

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 8:42

Anon 7:52 here. Thank you for the advice - it seemed to come from a thoughtful and sympathetic place. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of control over my psyche. I haven't yet learned to just stop hoping. Apparently, my hopes need to be actively crushed by PFOs, Wiki updates, and blog rumors. I just wish the crushing would get over with a little more quickly. I had thought that the move from the APA to Skype interviews was a wonderful thing, but now I'm starting to rethink it. The new timeline (or lack thereof) is brutal. But I guess there is no way to please everyone.

@ Anon 9:50

I wondered that myself, but a friend of a friend from UCR assured me that they were conducting a real search. I'm not 100% certain, but that's the word on the street. Only time will tell.



Anonymous said...

Any news on these two:

Michigan State
Boston College

?

Anonymous said...

12:11: It was a form email.

Anonymous said...

Delaware? Any news? It has been a long time on that one.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any info about the Rutgers post-doc? Will they do skype interviews? And have they made a shortlist?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever receive any form of submission acknowledgment from Bowling Green?

Anonymous said...

Any word on Harvard and/or the Bersoff Fellowships?

Anonymous said...

Did Bilkent really already schedule first-round interviews for the open junior positions? The application deadline was 2 days ago!

Anonymous said...

10:31 Regarding Bilkent: they've scheduled at least some interviews; I can't confirm that they've scheduled all. For what it's worth, they contacted me asking for additional information (letters of reference) before the official due date, so it looks like they were reading over applications as they came in, rather than waiting until the deadline to start reading them.

Anonymous said...

Dartmouth... Come out to play-yay

http://youtu.be/NwwY9y6O3hw

Anonymous said...

Christmas on the Philosophy job market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od4nSd9AVH8

Anonymous said...

Any news on Minnesota's history search?

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I was really taken aback by the nice email update from Oneonta. Letting the applicants know the current state of their search while apologizing for sending a form email... This must be a first. Did I misunderstand or are they really being nice? It's sad that I've been really used to being treated like crap by so many universities, even the dismal slacs I shouldn't have given a shit about in the first place, that when finally an institution treats applicants like decent human beings I get dumb-founded... What a shameful environment this is... Way to go Oneonta!

zombie said...

I've gotten a few of those "progress report" type emails this year. They are definitely appreciated, especially since it seems like the timelines of years past are shifting this year.

Anonymous said...

I really hope everyone is remembering to post on-campus interview schedulings on the wiki. I've had three first-round skype interviews, and haven't heard anything from any of the committees, yet none of those jobs have appeared on the wiki as on-campus interview schedulings. If those committees have decided against me, I want my hopes to be dashed ASAP please.

A question for you smokers: What do people here think is the usual amount of time that elapses between the occurrence of a first-round interview and the occurrence of n on-campus scheduling?

Lost said...

@10:27, I have an on-campus I was waiting to post until after Christmas. I’ll post it tomorrow. What jobs are you wondering about?

I’ve always heard back within two weeks or not at all. Some places have other commitments that prevent them from letting you know, such as talking to deans and the rest of the faculty. This is especially likely to be true if your interviews were last week or this week. So if you’ve had interviews recently, I would wait until early January. Or better yet – try to forget about the jobs. That’s the only way I’ve managed to stay sane on the market for three years.

Anonymous said...

You're waiting until after Christmas to post on the wiki? Why? I hope you're not doing this for the supposed benefit of other interviewees. Just post it already, sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Iona news?

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 1:53

http://tinyurl.com/hj8at99

Anonymous said...

You troll, you!!

But it looks like the weather is pretty nice.

Anonymous said...

Gonzaga PFO. 9 finalists for campus visits? I've never heard of so many. But I like PFOs that tell me how many applicants there were.

"I’m sorry to inform you that you have not been selected as a finalist for our position. The Search Committee and the Department had a rather daunting task, narrowing a pool of 466 applicants down to 24 skype interviews, and then selecting 9 persons for campus visits. In the course of our departmental discussions, it became clear that we were presented with an embarrassment of riches—faced with a group of highly qualified candidates, we had to identify those who appear best suited to our needs for this position.

We appreciate your interest in Gonzaga, and we wish you the best in your professional endeavors.

Sincerely,

Jay Ciaffa
Chair, Department of Philosophy
Gonzaga University"

Anonymous said...

Gonzaga is hiring three people, so nine on-campus visits is the same ratio as most.

Anonymous said...

"9 finalists for campus visits?"

The search was for three positions--so it averages out to three candidates per position.

Anonymous said...

Gonzaga is bringing 9 to campus because they have 3 openings.

Anonymous said...

No PFO no interviews. I guess that means I'm in the lucky long list of about 300 people. Yay! :P :P

Anonymous said...

Utah?

Anonymous said...

Whats going on with 1) U Minnesota and 2) Boston College? Has anyone heard anything? These were early jobs...

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on Dartmouth. It must be gone by now but someone put me out of my misery already.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Dartmouth have notified semi-finalists and will be going straight to flyouts soon. I updated the wiki to first-round scheduled, since that seems the least misleading (in the sense that if you haven't heard from them now, it's extremely unlikely).

zombie said...

PFOs coming fast and furious this week. Utah, Gonzaga, Portland State so far, and only Tuesday! This would be consistent, I suppose, with interview requests coming last week.

Anonymous said...

Zombie: Gonzaga scheduled interviews way back in November. In general I think PFOs tend to be sent out a good while after interviews have begun.

zombie said...

1:45, I think that's generally right. Often times, PFOs don't get sent until the ink is dry on the contract. (And sometimes, they never get sent.) Just observing that last week, I got a couple of interview requests, and this week it's all PFOs. Which is to say, the time for scheduling first-rounds is about over. Sadly.

Anonymous said...

Could someone put me out of misery with respect to the job at Univ. of Maryland? I assume it's all over, but the number of visits I still make to the job wiki puts me at risk of being diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder... I would be interested to know if Maryland identified semi-finalists or went directly to on-campus interviews.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 5:52:

I feel your pain, and I wish I had an answer for you. But here's all I've got:

On Dec 22, I received a PFO from U of Maryland-College Park. It is pasted below. On the one hand, if you didn't receive a PFO from them, then maybe that means you are still in the running. On the other hand, the fact that they are sending out PFOs could mean that they have already made their decisions and have gotten in touch with the individuals they chose.

The Maryland PFO:

Dear [XXX],

Thank you for your interest in the position of Assistant Professor in the department of ARHU-Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. We regret to inform you that you are no longer under consideration for this position. We recognize that applying for positions such as this one represents a time-consuming investment and we thank you again for your application and interest.

Best wishes for continued success in your career.

Sincerely,
University of Maryland, College Park

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:52 PM here:

Thanks, Anon 9:50 PM. I appreciate your reply. I wish I knew whether I was short-listed or long-listed for the job, but it looks like that information is not forthcoming. Perhaps I should replace my visits to the wiki with hand washing or some other activity that is more typical of those who suffer from OCD...

Anonymous said...

Any news on the Rutgers postdoc or the Indiana VAP?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know anything about the Bersoff fellowship?

Anonymous said...

At least one offer has been made for a Bersoff.

Anonymous said...

Any word on Arizona State, NYU Shanghai, or Nanyang Technical?

Anonymous said...

Jan 2 at 2:01 PM,

December 22 @6:12 AM said, "Arizona State has contacted a shortlist of candidates. They'll schedule straight to on-campus interviews from that list."

Anonymous said...

We're all getting calls tomorrow! I can feel it!

Anonymous said...

UCSD bioethics job? Still no word? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

Anyone with news on Northeastern Illinois? Or Old Dominion? Or Minnesota's history job?

Anonymous said...

I am interested in: UMass-Lowell, Ohio University, Saint Norbert University, Underwood International College.

If anyone can confirm/disconfirm that the wiki (http://phylo.info/jobs/wiki) is up-to-date on any/all these jobs I would really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

U-Mass Lowell PFO'd me. I don't know if they have made positive decisions, though:

"Thank you for your recent application for the position of Assistant Professor - Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We have received applications from other candidates who more closely suit our strategic needs at this time. Therefore, we have determined that we will not be pursuing your candidacy further."

I love you, Lowell.......

Anonymous said...

ODU is still reviewing.

Anonymous said...

What's going on with Minnesota - history of philosophy? Have interviews been scheduled?

Anonymous said...

It's okay to call places like Minnesota and ask. I've done this in the past. Administrative assistants will answer your call and they won't give a shit about who you are, so you won't have to worry about coming across as desperate.

zombie said...

I can confirm that UMASS Lowell has done some skype interviews and is interviewing at E-APA. They plan to contact finalists next week.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who is doing a Skype interview with the Dean at Underwood International College (after having done a Skype interview with the Search Committee).

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about the Chapman University philosophy of physics job? Hopefully the reason the wiki hasn't been updated is that I'm the only person who applied.

zombie said...

I have no knowledge of the status of Chapman's search, but they advertised two different philosophy faculty positions this year, so possibly the SCs are a bit overtaxed. The ethics position has a Feb deadline, OTOH.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any information about Assumption or Norwich? The ad for Assumption claimed that they would interview at the APA, but nothing has moved on the Wiki.

Anonymous said...

Assumption is accepting interview requests at the APA. No idea whether they've picked people otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the Delaware or Maryland searches?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to 7:15, 1:02, and 5:01. But what about Ohio University and St. Norbert?

If anyone can confirm/disconfirm that the wiki (http://phylo.info/jobs/wiki) is up-to-date on either of those two jobs, I would really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

1:15,

Do you rate the Smoker more highly than the wiki in terms of reliability?

Anonymous said...

PFO from Virginia Tech (Meta-Ethics). Forgot I had even applied there tbh. lol.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone end up calling Minnesota as 10:58 suggested? If so, could you let us know what you found out?

Anonymous said...

PFO from NYU yesterday. I had not even completed and submitted the application.

Anonymous said...

By the way, What is PFO?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything more about the open/open job at Gettysburg? The comments on the wiki posting are confusing.

Anonymous said...

The College at U Chicago is scheduling campus visits.

Anonymous said...

@ 12.50AM:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=PFO+job

Anonymous said...

@12:50 PFO stands for "Please F**k Off", and is a way of saying that you got a rejection letter.

Anonymous said...

"What is PFO?"

A Please Fuck Off letter. It means you ain't getting it, so please find someone else to bother. Gallows humor, unfortunately. :)

Lost said...

What is "http://lmgtfy.com/?q=PFO+job"?
I'm.... (wait for it)... Lost.

Anonymous said...

@10:29AM:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=http%3A%2F%2Flmgtfy.com%2F%3Fq%3DPFO%2Bjob

Lost said...

For a second, I was hoping 12:12 broke the Internet. Alas, I will have to look elsewhere for my eternal recurrence.

Platowe said...

A little ditty on PFO

http://philosophysongs.org/awhite/pfo.html

The mp3 was done in one take on an old computer so please have mercy if you go there.

Anonymous said...

DePaul are setting a new standard of efficiency: from deadline to campus visits in 4 business days. #notrigged

Lost said...

Any news on NC State or Ohio's phil sci search?

Anonymous said...

Any info on Concordia?

Anonymous said...

@9:44 AM, 9:57 AM Thanks for letting me know the sad truth. I'll soon be a ABD and it's time to get prepared to see PFOs.

Anonymous said...

@10:25: I wouldn't hold my breath, though. More often than not you simply hear nothing. A PFO is a mercy.

Anonymous said...

Kind PFO from Bersoff Fellowship--they've identified a short list of candidates.

Anonymous said...

PFO from Cleveland Clinic for the bioethics postdoc. Just found a letter in my university mailbox dated 12/24/15.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:25

This is one of those moments where I feel like my parents must have felt when they told me not to grow up too fast. Seriously. If you're not even ABD yet, just enjoy the good ride for a little while longer before the weight of the market gets you down!

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