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...

On Maryland: Assistant professor position, and yes, I was contacted about being on the long list.

Anonymous said...

Re: Maryland: I received a PFO for the mind, language, etc. asst professor job (and only the asst professor job) on December 2.

Anonymous said...

12.17pm: nothing, people are just updating the Wiki so all jobs they applied to are listed and can be updated by others. Some of these apps have been 'acknowledged' in some way, including automatic email.

Anonymous said...

about Maryland: they contacted the long-list. in my case, this was the assistant position.

any info about mt holyoke? simon fraser?

Anonymous said...

PFO from U Maryland (Language, Mind, Science...). No single interview so far. Silence or PFOs, and only a few left. How shxxxy is that.

Anonymous said...

I've received neither a PFO nor been contacted about being on the longlist for the Maryland mind / language / science / ethics assistant prof job. Curious.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on UC Santa Barbara, Rutgers-Newark, Mount Holyoke, Yale, or LSE?

Anonymous said...

11:28 here again - I tempted fate. PFO from Maryland just received.

Anonymous said...

any news on the penn state ethics (of borders) job? had a deadline a long while back...

Anonymous said...

can anyone confirm about UCSB?

Anonymous said...

4:24: Yes, USCB has scheduled Skype interviews.

Anonymous said...

At least one invitation to interview at UCSB was sent late yesterday afternoon EST.

Anonymous said...

has anyone heard anything about Durham or LSE?

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, what's your AOS, people who got interviews at VCU?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Johns Hopkins? They removed their "Reviewing Applications" notice on Interfolio on December 15.

Anonymous said...

anyone ever got any acknowledgment from Elon?

Anonymous said...

LSE requested my letters from my grad program a couple weeks after I submitted my application.

Anonymous said...

Ditto 10:09: curious to know what VCU decided they were looking for.

Anonymous said...

Any word on USC or Stanford?

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ, I'm not liking the Wiki today.

Any info about Elon? Did you ever receive an email from them when you applied? Have they notified a long list?

Anonymous said...

Hampshire College anyone?

Anonymous said...

Eckerd College — they have three philosophy faculty and somehow they managed to review applications and contact first-round interviewees within a single week. Not bad. Hope for them they don't get another dude.

Anonymous said...

Siena College — what happened?

Anonymous said...

anyone hear from princeton? Did they make a long list?

Anonymous said...

Re: Hopkins, I believe they said in their ad that they would contact candidates in January.

Anonymous said...

Johns Hopkins have contacted candidates for preliminary Skype interviews.

Anonymous said...

Re: Hampshire. Please tell me this didn't happen. Not on Christmas Eve for Christ's sake.

Anonymous said...

Some asked about it so: I recently scheduled a Skype interview with Hope college.

Anonymous said...

Siena College? Nothing yet? Are things later than usual this year?

Anonymous said...

Any generous folks in the know have any ideas where Stanford, the University of Southern California, or UNC Chapel Hill are at in the process?

I was told that the University of Maryland, College Park will be taking a closer look at people on their long lists (no Skype interviews, for the assistant position at least) and sending out offers for campus visits by mid-January.

Anonymous said...

Penn Humanities Forum PFO emailed.

Anonymous said...

Do you know if Creighton Un has scheduled on-campus interviews?

Anonymous said...

News from Boston College anyone?

Anonymous said...

Anyone out there with news about Nanyang?

Anonymous said...

Mount Holyoke? Lycoming Col? Saint Joseph's University? Missouri State University?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard back from Manhattan College and the University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Society of Fellows position?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have news from Boston College (Practice of Philosophy job), CUNY-Lehman, or the NYU Bersoff Faculty Fellowship position?
Would there be a way to legally bind all these arrogant, inconsiderate places to let us now exactly at what stage in the process they are, instead of waiting from October to March to hear back from them? In those cases where we actually hear back from them at all. Has anyone else thought about this specific issue? There must be thousands of us out there on the job market that they keep on their toes, each year.

Anonymous said...

"Would there be a way to legally bind all these arrogant, inconsiderate places to let us now exactly at what stage in the process they are, instead of waiting from October to March to hear back from them?"

Why on earth would it matter to know what stage they are at? More likely than not, if you have not heard from them by now, you are not on their short list. Where they are in the process of hiring Someone Not You really isn't going to do anything for you.

I don't mean to sound harsh, as I know this is a stressful time of year. (I've been "on the market" for...several years.) But honestly, once you know you're not on the short list, there's no need to know anything else. If other schools are interested in you, put your energies into those interviews. If you came up short this year, go back into your work to improve your CV for next year. But getting angry at a system that wasn't designed with applicants in mind isn't productive.

Anonymous said...

The Chicago Harper-Schmidt solicited additional material from its longlist, at least for the humanities, a couple weeks ago.

Being on your toes for months, as 10.00am puts it, has to be the worst part of being on the market for me, at least.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me 10:00am and 8:38pm are about to duke this one out. I *love* this fight whenever it happens; definitely the highlight of the PFO season in my book.

Anonymous said...

Are interviews later than usual this year? It's my first year on the market

Anonymous said...

8:38 pm here.

You want a fight? Sigh. OK. Maybe this will help pick a fight.

In my many years on the job market, I've had to learn some hard truths. I'll share them:

1. The market does not exist for applicants. It exists for programs. Applicants are the product on the market. Nothing more. Applicants who think the job market is - or should be - about their needs either don't understand the market, or are narcissists. Maybe both.
2. Search committees do not operate the same way, have the same criteria, or even agree within the individual committees as to what applications best answer the job ad. Applicants who think that there should be some ideal method of identifying short lists and hiring applicants clearly don't understand how committees work, or what the field looks like outside of a PhD-granting program.

A great many applicants remove themselves immediately from consideration because they forget these points. Knowing that the school is the consumer, and the applicant the product, it's on the applicant to sell themselves appropriately. If you are sending the same cover letter out to every job - be it Princeton or Directional State College, Rural Campus - then you have failed to understand the market. You want a school to hire you? Show that school that you have some sense of their needs. Your job is not to show them how awesome you are; you job is to show them why you are the best fit for their needs. And every school is going to have different needs. I teach at a small state teaching college - a job I am desperately trying to leave - and sat on a search committee once. The rest of the committee decided to cut all applicants who either didn't mention teaching at all, or buried it under the long, sometimes bloated description of their research. (Side note: everyone who claimed their research was "cutting edge," "visionary," or "field altering" was ruthlessly and deservedly mocked.) Because we teach a yearly 9-course load here, we wanted a teacher above all else. That one cut left us with about 20 applicants to seriously consider. (And in the end, we hired an excellent teacher.) But my point is that the vast majority of the applicants - well over 100 - apparently sent us the same application they sent every job, ignoring our clearly-stated-in-the-job-ad heavy teaching load and desire for applicants who could teach in a variety of areas. Some applicants didn't mention teaching at all.

The best way to think of "the market" is not as one entity. Or if it is one entity, it's a mall. Victoria's Secret is right there next to Cinnabon, next to the Apple Store, around the corner from the food court, and down the hallway from JCPenney. And you are trying to convince them all to hire you. If you fail to recognize that they are different entities, serving different customers, and have different expectations of their employees, you're only making it harder for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Re Manhattan College

(apologies, I thought I submitted these remarks a few days ago, but it appears something didn't connect on my end)

On 12/23 the admin assistant at Manhattan sent me an email requesting additional materials (writing sample, teaching evals, sample syllabi). They asked for these materials to be submitted by 1/10. The email also said they'd be scheduling Skype interviews for the week of 1/17.

Anonymous said...

It's always hilarious to me when people who have been on the market "for several years" condescendingly lecture the rest of us about how to succeed in the job market. Absorb the irony here.

Anyway, if you're anxiety-ridden about interviews, wait about a month and then email to the contact person to ask whether interview decisions have been made. I've done it before, and received a nice, informative reply in return. Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Groningen postdoc pfo. 300+ applicants.

Anonymous said...

Any news of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Dartmouth College?

Anonymous said...

Naive question: Do search committees pay attention to transcripts? Why are they required anyway? Are they just for HR?

Anonymous said...

The wiki says that Stanford has scheduled first round interviews, but I got an email yesterday asking for additional writing samples. Do you think that is what the wiki update means, or do you think that they just went ahead and scheduled first-rounds already? I'm hoping that it's the first one :( I got excited at the request and would be bummed if they're not even looking....

Anonymous said...

Can somebody confirm that the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) has already scheduled the first round of interviews? the deadline was less than 15 days ago. Have they asked for letters?

Anonymous said...

"It's always hilarious to me when people who have been on the market "for several years" condescendingly lecture the rest of us about how to succeed in the job market. Absorb the irony here."

No irony. I also noted that I have a job (though I did not mention it was tenure track), and that I have served on a search committee.

So, just to spell it out for you, I have succeeded on the market, though I wish to leave my current job. And I have experience on the other side of the table, working to hire someone for a tenure track position. I wrote my comments based on my experiences. You are welcome to share your insights based on your successes as well, to help give a fuller picture.

Anonymous said...

PFO, Madison postdoc. 500+ applicants.

Anonymous said...

at 2:24 The wiki says that Stanford has acknowledge application - so you're good.

Anonymous said...

Can confirm Rochester, got mine yesterday.

Anonymous said...

2:17pm - Well, technically, Rochester sent a letter telling people on their short list that they are looking forward to scheduling an interview with them "very soon". But yeah, people on the short list, who are up for skype interviews, have already been notified of their status.

Anonymous said...

6:21: you had your interview yesterday? or just an email?
6:24: were you asked for letters before that?

Anonymous said...

Not that I think I have a shot or anything, but anyone heard anything from USC? They had an early deadline.

Anonymous said...

I got contacted for a Skype interview at UNC, Wilmington yesterday. Tried to post it to the wiki, but it didn't work for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Any news about Rutgers-Newark, LSE, Durham, or Houston?

Anonymous said...

News from Creighton University scheduling on campus interviews? Any info on this would be much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

9:57 - no, they didn't ask me for letters as best as I can recall.

Anonymous said...

U. Houston or Old Dominion? Anybody heard anything?

Anonymous said...

News about Creighton anyone? Also, did any of you got an on campus interview at Hope College?

Anonymous said...

I noticed that some schools I applied to check out my Academia page, but then I don't hear from them. Do you know why search committees do that? I mean, why bother...

Anonymous said...

Bersoff NYU - PFO

Anonymous said...

Any news about Bard scheduling second round of interviews?

Anonymous said...

Dear January 9, 2017 at 7:44 AM,

No offense, but one possibility you have to consider is that they weren't impressed with what they saw on your website after they visited.

Anonymous said...

MIT Stalnaker postdoc and Wesleyan TT (college of letters) PFOs.

Anonymous said...

7:44 - just a guess: they might be looking for a picture to discern the gender or race of candidates. Or CV updates. Or something else that is escaping my imagination.

Anonymous said...

January 19 at 7:44: They might be looking for additional information about your publications (or talks). I have had a couple of visits to my Academia page from hiring institutions, during which the visitor viewed some of my abstracts for my publications.

Anonymous said...

1:05 PM: you did not understand my question. If they were not interested in my profile based on my CV and the rest, why bother checking my website. If they were, then nothing they saw on my website could have had any impact on their decision (except for my picture).
2:04. You are probably right. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

still no word from LSE or Durham?

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the University of Northern Colorado? Did anyone hear from them?

Anonymous said...

Northern Colorado has scheduled flyouts.

Anonymous said...

PFO non-tenure-track position of assistant professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) - Cologne

Anonymous said...

News from University of Victoria?

Anonymous said...

Any news about the two jobs at the U of Memphis?

Anonymous said...

Both Memphis positions scheduled interviews at the beginning of December according to phylo wiki. Anyone have news about some of these: USC's Dana and David Dornsife College, Iona College, California State University (Fresno), Boston College, CUNY-Lehman, or St. Patrick’s Seminary and University?

Anonymous said...

8:59 Search committees in Eu tend to be very fast. Since I have yet not heard from LSE, I assume it's a PFO

Anonymous said...

Dear January 9, 2017 at 7:44 AM = January 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM,

I perfectly well understood your question. The problem is that you didn't like the answer. The answer is that you have to consider whether your website looks unprofessional, or contradicts your file, or doesn't display the proper demographics, or any of a countless number of differences that distinguish a website from a mere application packet.

You should think very hard about these factors, rather than be defensive. I trust you that it will be more productive to engage in a bit of self-reflection instead.

Truly, best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

I applied to Iona College but have not heard from them so far. They have not even asked for my letters... what about you?

Anonymous said...

LSE drew up their shortlist this week. It is possible they are waiting for administrative approval before doing so. But the chair was willing to tell me I didn't make the cut which strongly suggests the relevant people have been contacted.

Anonymous said...

I don't suppose anyone has any word on York (Glendon College)'s search? I never heard a peep last year and the search appears to have been cancelled, but I figure there's no harm in asking y'all.

Anonymous said...

PFO for NIH Bioethics Fellowship.

Anonymous said...

Any word from Furman University on fly outs?

Anonymous said...

American U. PFO - "almost 300 applicants."

Anonymous said...

Any news about Oxford (ancient phil/brasenose college)?

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard back from any of these places: USC's Dana and David Dornsife College, Iona College, California State University (Fresno), Boston College, CUNY-Lehman, or St. Patrick’s Seminary and University?

Anonymous said...

12:52:

They requested another writing sample from me in early December. That was the last thing I heard from them.

Anonymous said...

anyone heard of North Texas scheduling campus interviews?

Anonymous said...

St Lawrence? Missouri State? William Patterson?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard about the USC regional jobs? (Lancaster and Sumter)? They are not on the wiki.

Anonymous said...

Holy heck! The things I would do for a little info about where University of Southern California is at in their process for either of their posted searches (junior AOS open/open rank AOC Phil law). I know it's over for me, but I just want to KNOW it's over.

Anonymous said...

Wishing that candidates who get fly outs would update the Wiki so those of us who had first rounds can lose the hope we've been holding on to and move on...

Anonymous said...

Manhattan College PFO.

Anonymous said...

3:37pm -- ass in, you had a first round interview and then a PFO? I never got a PFO or a first round from them

Anonymous said...

No. I just got a PFO.

Anonymous said...

Anyone feel like posting Sacramento's questions?

Also, fuck them.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how helpful this is, but I have it on good authority that U of Southern California has scheduled at least one campus interview (but candidate applied to both junior and open rank positions and doesn't know which interview is for).

Anonymous said...

anyone else waiting to hear from North Texas?

Anonymous said...

Princeton TT PFO. 500ish applicants.

The letter tried too hard to be kind and ended up closer to a parody of itself and the whole process. No hard feelings, though. I look forward to seeing who's hired.

Anonymous said...

Boston U PFO.

Anonymous said...

Re: Princeton.

I guess BCCing one "Dear Applicant" email to, well ... almost everyone, makes things a lot easier for them, but it also makes the PFO just about indistinguishable from spam.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody have any news on the Carnegie Mellon post? the deadline was 3 months ago! I emailed them but never heard back.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:50 AM

CMU has scheduled on-campus interviews. I think they skipped the first round and went straight to flyouts.

Anonymous said...

Harvard Mahindra Postdoc PFO.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard from Durham (UK)? Apparently the decisions were to have been made last week some time.

Anonymous said...

Anybody with info on whether Bard has scheduled flyouts?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard if Memphis has scheduled campus interviews for their two jobs (Modern, Social/Political)?

Anonymous said...

I got a PFO from Durham last week

Anonymous said...

I had an interview with Memphis but never heard back, so I have been assuming that's a PFO. For jobs that have invited me for on-campus interviews, I heard back within a week. Has anyone been invited for an on-campus after not hearing for a few weeks?

Anonymous said...

@ January 18, 2017 at 7:01 AM

What did Sacramento do?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know about if Michigan-Dearborn scheduled their campus visits?

Anonymous said...

Any word on Michigan-Dearborn flyouts?

Anonymous said...

I guess we know what happened to Toronto's ancient search, then.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers-Camden PFO

Anonymous said...

@11:22

Did you have a first round interview with Rutgers-Camden before getting the PFO?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about the Villanova phenomenology search? Is it still going on?

Anonymous said...

@Jan 24 9:05AM "I guess we know what happened to Toronto's ancient search, then."

Aside from what's on the wiki?

Anonymous said...

Any word on CSU-Stanislaus?

Anonymous said...

11:50 - Brittain, I think?

I assume that's what was meant. I'm not sure that Toronto didn't poach him on top of their TT line, however.

Anonymous said...

well, I just mucked up my Union College 1st round, so good luck to the rest of you. As I'm from a place with "prestige," disinterested bystanders may also rejoice.

Anonymous said...

8:37 pm:

You might be ok interview-wise. I've had two interviews that I thought I royally screwed, but was invited to campus in both instances. One was easily my worse interview (partly because of personalities on the other end of Skype). So, there might be hope there. On the other hand, Union has developed an "interesting" reputation for its Asian phil searches, so you might have dodged a bullet if your speciality is that part of their disjunctive search.

Anonymous said...

8:37 pm,

Ditto to 6:14's comment that you might have dodged a bullet. It appears that Union has developed an "interesting reputation," period. See the post of October 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm.

zombie said...

Well hey, 6:14, don't leave us in the dark about the "interesting" reputation. Spill or cite!

Anonymous said...

at 8:37 "I just mucked up my Union College..." ... I mean, how do you know? Perhaps you are being too pessimistic here...

Anonymous said...

6:14 : How is Union's reputation "interesting" ? Indeed, say more to save those of us who have no idea and are still hopeful.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Union... do you guys believe they have inside candidates? I mean, the search is for Phil mind and Asian Philosophy and they have 3 visiting professors which have specialties in mind and asian philosophy. Better to give up hope?

Anonymous said...

Re Toronto ancient - Brittain will be in Classics following their failed junior search last year. The TT hire this year is in Philosophy, and the search is ongoing.

Anonymous said...

12:11 here again. The post that I was referring to is at October 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm. I must have misread the date.

Anonymous said...


I don't know about any specifics re Union, but there was a post on this comment thread a while back...I've copy/pasted it here—

Anonymous said...
Union College Job: BUYER BEWARE!!

Smokers,

For the 7th time in as many as 5 years, Union College is hiring at the junior level, this time for a tenure-track line. Prospective applicants should be advised that no one has been tenured in the Union College philosophy department since 1984. (That’s not a typo.) Applicants who receive an offer may want to bear this abysmal track record in mind.
October 19, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Anonymous said...

that's weird about Union!

Anonymous said...

Any info on Penn State Ethics of Borders, San Francisco State, New Mexico State, or Radford? I assume that once again no one was up to Toronto's standards in social and political?

Anonymous said...

Anyone get an offer from Albany?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:11 pm - nope. A friend of mine has a fly-out for the Toronto social/political, and has been told that they will make an offer around the end of February at the earliest. So still too early to say whether they're passing.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever hear from Furman?

Anonymous said...

Elon PFO with applicants' email visible to everyone. Nice.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many hours Cal State-Sacramento gave the lucky ones before they gave the spot to someone else.

Anonymous said...

Durham (UK) is doing on campus interviews this week.

Anonymous said...

Ryerson PFO.

Anonymous said...

Ryerson PFO. 300 applicants. Nice, for a PFO I thought.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:10

This is the second cryptic comment from someone on here about Sacramento State's search. Could you please share with the rest of us what fishy business is going on there?

Anonymous said...

George Fox already scheduled first round interviews (according to the wiki)? Materials from shortlisted candidates were just due on the 31st! Can anyone confirm this?

Also, anyone heard from High Point University?

Anonymous said...

11:41 - the affaire was publicly denounced on Leiter's blog and the job market thread on the Philosopher's Cocoon. Basically, they sent a late night first round interview request with a five-hour deadline to secure a spot.

Anonymous said...

11:41 - http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2017/01/cal-state-sacramentos-philosophy-dept-behaving-badly-gives-job-candidates-five-hours-to-respond-to-o.html

Anonymous said...

11:41 - It's really not cryptic at all. Check Leiter or the jobs thread on the Cocoon.

...or read upthread some more.

Anonymous said...

I interviewed with Furman at the APA and have heard nothing.

Anonymous said...

any leads from those who received campus invitations for the Stanford Ethics and Society fellowships?

Anonymous said...

Michigan LSA postdoc PFO. 760 applicants. Holy fuck.

Anonymous said...

Flyout interviews for a postdoc (Stanford)? Never heard of that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification about Sacramento. I was the one who asked. I don't read the Leiter blog because it gets my blood boiling. I should probably be reading Philosophers Cocoon though.

Anonymous said...

Flyouts for postdocs? I have heard of that, but maybe that's not the case at Stanford, I have no idea. Perhaps the person who updated the posting thought it was the TT ethics line, not the postdoc. Any clue appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone realizes Elon can get sued for what they did [forgot to BCC all rejected applicants in rejection email]. Oh and they didn't apologize. They could use a little shaming.

Anonymous said...

News from Hope College? Did anybody have fly-outs?

Anonymous said...

Chill, 4:48. It happens a lot.

Anonymous said...

At Jan 12 2:35 and those who applied to Iona College: I emailed me to schedule a phone call. Anybody else was contacted?

Anonymous said...

'they' - sorry

Anonymous said...

6:30 - It does not; and whether it does, or not, has no bearing on whether it's something they can get sued for.

Anonymous said...

6:02 - There are a couple every year. It's shitty, but it's hardly the worst thing that happens to people on the market. Quit your bellyaching and take your rejections like an adult.

Anonymous said...

Not quite sure who's behaving like the adult here. No one is saying they should or will get sued; simply that they can. This is, as a matter of fact, something they could get sued for if someone bothered to file a complaint. But of course no one won't because as you say this is at least as shitty as the rest of what happens on the market. There are many reasons why this is bad, though: many want to apply for jobs with discretion, some don't want others to know they were not selected, etc., in addition to basic privacy matters. Here, in addition to the application process being a pain in the ass even before it begins. A couple incidents like that every year is precisely not a lot.

But surely the market isn't made any less shitty by adults like you.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about Radford, Western Connecticut State, or CSU Fresno? I'm not holding out any hope, I just want to be able to finally turn my entire spreadsheet red.

Anonymous said...

@5:07 - Your claim that "they could use a little shaming" suggests that your intention in the original post (assuming it was you who posted it) was not merely to state a fact about Elon's liability to a lawsuit. Trust me, we all understand how the small indignities of the market can pile up this time of year.

@10:21 - I wouldn't give up hope on Western Connecticut State. Their deadline was just two weeks ago. As for the other two, I'd also be very interested in knowing if others have heard anything from them.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone who got a flyout for one of the Carleton jobs an applicant for the Ancient AOC position?

Anonymous said...

when/how were the Radford apps acknowledged?

Anonymous said...

@10:21am - you should really use black, not red. That way when you've been PFOd, you actually stop seeing the school every time you look at your spreadsheet. Sure, you still have a lot of black rows looking back at you reminding you you've been rejected from a lot of places, but you lose the shame of knowing *which* places have rejected you everytime you look.

It took me until my third round to figure this out. Actually a lot happier because of it.

zombie said...

I hate this (all too common) "explanation" in a PFO: "I regret to inform you that we are unable to consider your application further." Why were they unable? Was the font I used unreadable? Were they fatigued past the point of physical endurance? Did they run out of time? Did their computers crash?

Anonymous said...

It is a weird way to put it. Better just to say they're not considering our candidacy any longer, or we weren't selected for an interview, or whatever.

I also hate not being told roughly how many applicants there were. It doesn't matter much at all, but I like knowing.

Anonymous said...

Wesleyan Postdoc PFO.

Anonymous said...

How is it possible that Westminster College only had 281 applicants? That job was open/open in philosophy and also open to English, World Literatures, and History. Also, open at both Assistant and Associate levels. Shouldn't they have had more than 281 applications? Maybe they didn't evaluate all applications?

"Thank you for taking the time to apply for Westminster College's Adamson Chair and Director of Fellowship Advising position in the Honors College. The search committee evaluated 281 applications and has now made a hire."

Anonymous said...

what you all think: is the job wiki reliable? do people update it constantly and in a timely fashion?

Anonymous said...

News about Union College fly-outs?

Anonymous said...

@12:44 Nope.

Incidentally, I got a confirmation of my application and voluntary demographic identification forms from Radford yesterday by email. I wonder if the person who updated the wiki on the 8th got there's a week before me, and if so I wonder what it all means.

Anonymous said...

and for what it's worth - not much - I applied but did not receive any email from Radford

Anonymous said...

12:44 - I don't think so, but my opinion doesn't count for much.

Also, Southern Oregon PFO. A nice one, though.

Anonymous said...

@12:44, this is probably obvious, but the wiki gets less reliable as the process goes along, as there are fewer people with the relevant knowledge to update any given job. It also matters less, as you'll likely know what you need to know if you're still under consideration.

Then there are jobs that never make it to the wiki for some reason. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, San Francisco State, Wharton Postdoc, U of Washington Tacoma Lecturer, U of New Hampshire Lecturer, etc. Anyone know anything about those?

Anonymous said...

any word about the Hope College search?

Anonymous said...

UNH has scheduled campus visits for the lecturer position.

Anonymous said...

San Francisco State finished flyouts in January.

Anonymous said...

UCLA PFO. 400+.

Anonymous said...

PFO from WUSTL's interdisciplinary postdoc. 433 applicants.

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard from George Fox after the Skype interview?

Anonymous said...

Toronto Ancient: Failed Search.

Anonymous said...

5:14 - Again? Geeze...

Anonymous said...

If the Toronto department's goal is to build up ill will from an entire generation of philosophers, they're doing an excellent job.

Anonymous said...

Too bad a new generation is born each year. :(

Anonymous said...

JFC, Toronto. I know who they invited to campus, and any would have been fine choices. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard about Maryland flyouts?

Anonymous said...

@12:58 I know someone with an on-campus scheduled for Maryland College Park.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever negotiated a TT job offer? Feel like sharing your stories?

Anonymous said...

Any word on the Cal State Fresno job?

Anonymous said...

I just negotiated a TT job offer at a regional state university in the West. I accepted everything but the salary and the moving expenses. I asked for about 6% more (and got it) and 50% more moving allowance (because I was moving across country; got that, too). Everything else in the offer (fair research budget, a nice computer, and a year's service credit toward tenure, etc) was, in my eyes and in the eyes of my graduate advisors, absolutely appropriate - generous, even - with no need to negotiate. That's my story.

Anonymous said...

NYU-AB Postdoc PFO, 100+ applicants.

I hate having to download a separate PDF to find out what the results were. Ugh.

zombie said...

Negotiated a TT job offer. Initially asked for more time to accept, since I had another fly-out in the near future. Was told at the time that negotiating a higher salary was possible if I had a competing offer. The offer I had was quite good, and I accepted it -- it was better than typical in the department because I was being hired under a special university-wide initiative.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, zombie! I hope it's a wonderful fit for you. It's been a long journey for you, hasn't it?

Anonymous said...

I am curious: how much is the average salary of an Ass Prof (community colleges excluded)? What is a "good offer" in terms of salary for someone our of grad school?

Anonymous said...

Yay Zombie! That is awesome!

And as for the person asking about average salaries, and what counts as a good offer - that ends up being a meaningless question. A good offer will be vastly different depending on whether or not the department has a grad program, whether it is public or private, whether the school is in an expensive city or a cheap college town, etc etc.

Anonymous said...

Any word about the temp UNC PPE job(s)?

Anonymous said...

Western Connecticut PFO that didn't manage to actually tell anyone we were rejected.

zombie said...

7:25 -- just to clarify, I was responding to 10:40's question about negotiating a TT offer. I negotiated mine several years ago, so no congratulations in order. But thanks anyway! :-)

zombie said...

5:52 -- there is a range of salaries, depending on the type and location of the school (state U, private U, SLAC, religious SLAC, etc.) Mid-50s is pretty typical for an assistant prof. in philosophy.
See here:
https://www.higheredjobs.com/salary/salaryDisplay.cfm?SurveyID=24

Some states require salaries to be made public for state university employees, so you can look up the actual salaries at some schools. Some schools have unionized faculty where the salary ranges are fixed.

Anonymous said...

7:25 here. Doh, sorry - I was for some reason confusing you with Mr. Zero - hoped he'd gotten a job in the end. But still happy you have your job :)

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