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Job Market: Interviews + Job Talks + Offers (2017-2018)

Moses

16 day(s) ago

It that Gettysburg email a PFO for sure? It's confusingly worded.

Susan

16 day(s) ago

Very confusing.

I suppose it's possible that someone could be added to their "still-open shortlist" and interviewed. But, c'mon, this is a PFO for everyone who hasn't been shortlisted yet and who submitted their materials on or before November 1st.

Numenius

15 day(s) ago

Missouri S&T sent out phone interview confirmations the other day. Haven't seen that posted anywhere else.

Vallabhacharya

15 day(s) ago

The open/open TT at Mizzou?

Numenius

15 day(s) ago

No, it was an ethics posting at Missouri S&T, not the Mizzou posting. (It didn't appear on philjobs, only on higheredjobs.com).

Hasdai

14 day(s) ago

St John's Oxford PFO. "short-listing has now taken place"

Nishida

10 day(s) ago

According to PhilJobs, Durham just hired someone doing Post-Kantian European philosophy. Does that mean their TT search for Post-Kantian philosophy is already concluded? (The deadline to apply was Nov 10...)

Ismael

I don't have any inside information, but my guess is: mostly like not. The person announced being hired on his blog back in February, while the application was just posted in September.

Giambattista

I spoke with that person a couple weeks ago. He wasn't hired as part of the search this fall.

Henri

9 day(s) ago

St John's Oxford PFO. "short-listing has now taken place"

Hasdai

What job is this for again? Epistemology?

Cornel

9 day(s) ago

St John's Oxford PFO. "short-listing has now taken place"

Hasdai

What job is this for again? Epistemology?

Henri

Yes.

Amy

9 day(s) ago

Santa Clara University just sent out a confirmation of online interviews? "t is my current intent to contact those who will receive an online interview with the Search Committee by January 26. Those interviews are presently scheduled to occur approximately between January 29 and February 2." Does that mean an interview?

Amy

9 day(s) ago

It might not, actually. Who knows.

Archytas

9 day(s) ago

Santa Clara University just sent out a confirmation of online interviews? "t is my current intent to contact those who will receive an online interview with the Search Committee by January 26. Those interviews are presently scheduled to occur approximately between January 29 and February 2." Does that mean an interview?

Amy

I received this also. My assumption is that they sent it to all applicants.

Anna

9 day(s) ago

Which Santa Clara job. I didn't get it, but I applied for the applied ethics job. On the wiki it's been at the first round interview stage since November 28.

Anna

9 day(s) ago

Really, Northeastern? Four business days, less than a full week, that's what it takes you to review applications?

Zou

9 day(s) ago

Search committees review and rank applications before the deadline, you know. Which is when most of them appear in our inbox.

Unless you waited until the very last minute. In which case, I am willing to wager that you are not mature and professional enough to have a decent shot at a tenure-track position anyway. This isn't college. You shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to send in a simple application.

Lev

9 day(s) ago

St John's Oxford PFO. "short-listing has now taken place"

Hasdai

What job is this for again? Epistemology?

Henri

I wish these searches weren't so phony. Come on down Rachel Fraser!

Voltaire

9 day(s) ago

The Northeastern job has a highly specific AOC. It wouldn't be very hard to narrow people down by fit very quickly. It's also not a TT line, so the search might be being run by just one or two people. And of course they might have already had someone in mind.

Konstantin

8 day(s) ago

Which Santa Clara job. I didn't get it, but I applied for the applied ethics job. On the wiki it's been at the first round interview stage since November 28.

Anna

The email was regarding the lecturer position not the TT one.

Virgil

8 day(s) ago

Search committees review and rank applications before the deadline, you know. Which is when most of them appear in our inbox.

Unless you waited until the very last minute. In which case, I am willing to wager that you are not mature and professional enough to have a decent shot at a tenure-track position anyway. This isn't college. You shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to send in a simple application.

Zou

Perhaps your institution has different procedures than mine, but this is not how everyone operates. Our applications are filtered through HR. They do not become available to us until a specified deadline, which is some time after the application deadline.

I should also like to add that it's bullshit to set a deadline you've no intention of respecting. Don't tell applicants they have until 12/1 if you're going to start seriously reviewing people on 11/15.

Nijaz

8 day(s) ago

The Applications Deadline Paradox: If the search committee tells applicants they will begin reviewing applications on Friday, they will receive half of their applications by Wednesday, and won't be able to resist looking at them on Thursday. So it is not possible for the committee to set a deadline of Friday. But if they set a deadline of Thursday, they will receive half of their applications by Tuesday, and won't be able to resist looking at them on Wednesday. So it is not possible for the committee to set a deadline of Thursday.

By induction, it is not possible for the committee to set a deadline.

Georg

8 day(s) ago

Search committees review and rank applications before the deadline, you know. Which is when most of them appear in our inbox.

Unless you waited until the very last minute. In which case, I am willing to wager that you are not mature and professional enough to have a decent shot at a tenure-track position anyway. This isn't college. You shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to send in a simple application.

Zou

I know it's common to look at applications as they come in, and that getting an app in early could be viewed as a plus. Is it common not to give full consideration to all applications that come in by the deadline though? Zou, if you are on a search committee, does your ad state that applications received by the deadline will be assured of full consideration? I often hold onto my materials and take the extra time to try to keep improving upon my materials, but maybe I shouldn't do this.

It's unfortunate if search committees will really discount applications for being turned in at or close to the stated deadline.

The job market is the worst. It's not the fault of hiring committees that there is such a surplus of qualified candidates. The end result can only be eliminating candidates based on sometimes arbitrary, idiosyncratic, or otherwise unstated reasons. But it's unnecessary to insult candidates for not being able to discern what all of those reasons might be in advance. It's also dishonest to assure candidates they will receive full consideration if they meet a deadline and then discount them because of when their application came in, if it came in before that deadline.

Tyler

8 day(s) ago

I've been on a bunch of search committees (all at the same university) and we peruse and discuss applicants beforehand in a kind of excited way (who might our future colleague be!), so that early applicants might get a bit more attention, but formal review never begins until after the official deadline and there has never in my experience been any bias one way or the other in terms of when an application is received. Speaking for myself I always assume that people are working to get their application in tip-top shape and maximally polished right up to the deadline. And back when I was on the job market I always turned things in pretty close to the deadline, and I got a reasonable number of APA interviews etc. Also like someone I think said HR often has to do a whole review and there are other rules that require all applicants be reviewed equally, depending on where you are. So I'm puzzled by this idea that there is some problem submitting close to the deadline. I'd be interested in hearing of SC members at other campuses have had other experiences than I have.

Al-Farabi

8 day(s) ago

The University of Dayton (AOS: Environmental Philosophy) has scheduled Skype interviews.

Georg

8 day(s) ago

St John's Oxford PFO. "short-listing has now taken place"

Hasdai

What job is this for again? Epistemology?

Henri

I wish these searches weren't so phony. Come on down Rachel Fraser!

Lev

Georg

8 day(s) ago

I think a lot of people will get that job before Rachel Fraser. A list: Bernhard Salow, Chris Kelp, Adam Carter, Jessica Brown, Katherine Hawley,

Clayton Littlejohn, Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way, Kurt Sylvan, Kati Farkas, Brit Brogaard, Declan Smithies, Jack Lyons

Cornel

7 day(s) ago

Georg

Have you looked at the ad? It's not the kind of position an already-prominent person is likely to take unless they are extremely status-conscious. Brogaard has a lab. Why would she want to transition to scraping out a living in Oxford giving undergraduate tutorials?

Pelagius

7 day(s) ago

Anyone have details on what area(s) Chicago is interviewing for?

Kit

7 day(s) ago

It's their yearly fishing expedition. Who knows.

Harry

7 day(s) ago

ancient and open

Antoine

6 day(s) ago

I have a friend who does early modern and got short-listed for Chicago.

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