Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The End?

Hi everyone. As you've no doubt noticed, we've been nearly AWOL over the last few months. The reason is simple: we simply haven't had time to maintain the blog.

We're also not sure about the future of the IR Rumor Mill. With the help of amazing faculty and students, we've been able to keep the IR Rumor Mill a good source of information about the job market, but it increasingly feels like the time of this blog is passing. The wiki has proven about as reliable as our own tally board. PSJR may be a cesspool, but it enjoys "network effects" that we can't hope to match.

We've made noises about this before. The last time we questioned the point of continuing the site, we had a great deal of encouragement from our readers to push onward. But that was before the team running the Mill stopped -- to be blunt -- doing an administrative job.

We'd like to hear from you -- either in comments or via email -- about what you think we ought to do. We'd like to know if anyone is willing to take over. We're also thinking of conducting a survey, both to help us decide what to do with the site and to use if we ever write anything about our experience with the IR Rumor Mill. If you have any thoughts about that, please also let us know.

All the best, The IR Rumor Mill Team

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010-2011 Tally Board

Updated: 1537 PST, 17.2.2011

Please restrict comments to errors in listings or missing listings; rumor discussions belong on the rumors thread.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Job Rumors, 2010-2011

What the title suggests.

Grants and Fellowship, 2010-2011

Discussions of grants and fellowships in the comments thread.

Job solicitations, 2010-2011

Got a job to post? Do it here.

General advice for job seekers

Questions from and helpful (and we do mean "helpful") advice for job seekers