*new* [2006-03-30] Participants are reminded that the unit of analysis here is the job (or the job-year), and not the individual job-seeker or department. Please do not post rumors regarding how and why individual candidates or departments have made decisions, especially containing personal information; if you wish to discuss these matters, the IR Discussions blog may be a better place.
[2006-03-06] Please restrict postings here to information on interviews, offers, and acceptances (or queries for information) from public sources of information. (i.e., you should ask before posting something you heard over beer from someone at ISA). For general discussions of the job market, including salaries, please use the IR Job Market Discussion post. For discussions as to the merits (or lack thereof) of this blog, please use the IR Rumor Mill Discussion thread.
[2006-02-06] To prevent too many comments from building up, periodically a new post that summarizes all the comments will be placed at the top of the blog; to view old comments, see the posts from [October 16-November 17], [November 18-December 17], [December 18-February 06], [February 07-March 05], and [March 06-April 02], which contain old comments.
[2006-01-28] Additional rumor mills have been independently started, for American and Comparative Politics as well as Political Theory and Public Law. Cross-posting of CP information is probably a good idea, since a significant fraction of CP and IR jobs overlap (unlike CP and AP or IR and AP).
[2005-12-03] An increasing number of Comparative Politics posts are being made. While only posts that refer to jobs in the IR Job List Fall 2006 will be added to the master table below, contributors should feel free to post information about CP jobs, since there is substantial overlap.
[2005-11-20] To prevent comments being lost, please post all rumors here rather than on the individual rumor postings. Comments have been turned off on these postings.
Please include some information on the source of your knowledge that will allow others to evaluate your information. Are you a member of the department interviewing? A friend or colleague of a candidate? Please be as specific in your information and sources as possible (while maintaining anonymity if you wish).
Want to see a list of jobs?
See the IR
Job List Fall 2006 entry.
Note: The Institution links will take you to the original job posting; the Rumors link will take you to the rumor posting. If there is a link but no date in the Rumors column, no substantive information (e.g., a list of interviewees) has been received; dates are updated when new rumors appear. The table is sorted from most recent to oldest rumor.
[C] appears next to dates when additional posts appear to
confirm an initial rumor of interviews. If you have independent
confirmation of interviews being conducted at a university that does
not have a [C] or a list of candidates, please
post a comment. A [?] appears if information disputing a rumor has