A number of you may have noted that your posts requesting information on a specific job offer have not appeared on the IR Rumor Mill. The IR Rumor Mill team has had extensive discussions concerning what our policy should be on reporting job offers.
Our current policy is not to disclose offers unless that information comes directly from the candidate in question. Job offers involve sensitive information exchanged between schools and prospective employees. A candidate often negotiates with a school over the terms of the contract. Other schools may have reasons to adjust their searches in light of a job offer. These and other reasons strike us as sufficient warrants for treading carefully in this area.
Once a candidate accepts an offer and we can confirm his or her "off the market" status, we will post that information.
We have to admit to the existence of some internal disagreement over this policy. Therefore, we thought it would be useful to throw the question open to the community for input. Please let us know what you think, and why.