Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Shiny New Job Rumors Thread

Post away. But look at the previous thread before asking questions that might be answered there. Keep in mind that the job environment is fairly fluid right now and that the tally board may be very out of date. Also, we'd appreciate lists of names for interviews, whether at places that interviewed some time ago or places that are still moving. This serves our general interest in complete information about the state of the market.

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Anonymous said...

Had anyone heard anything about the Idaho State search?

Anonymous said...

So did we ever find out what was up at Tulane with the IR/USFP position? They have not invited candidates, but do they have a short list? They extended the deadline, but I thought they might have some holdovers.

Anonymous said...

Missouri is interviewing Mike Finley, Clayton Thyne, and Amy Yuen.

Source: Departmental email announcing job talks.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Bethel University made an offer. They had an interview, then nothing...

Anonymous said...

Is there any info on who is interviewing at DePauw?

Anonymous said...

Hobart-William Smith interviewed 6 candidates in IR and comparative and made offers to 2.

Anonymous said...

Re Tulane message above, I don't think its an IR/FP position but rather two separate positions. FP is Asst/Assoc. Someone posted yesterday that interviewees had not been invited yet for FP. Their extension of the deadline by one month makes me wonder if there are concerns about the quality/qunatity of the pool.

Anonymous said...

Re Tulane: Heard they extended deadline to get a larger pool accross ranks (3rd hand source). Seems like 7:00AM may be correct. What I do not know is if they have contacted anyone post-extension.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if the Oklahoma State listing there is supposed to be the University of Oklahoma (joint political science/area studies) job, but if so, S. Yadav is one of the interviewees.

Anonymous said...

Did Claremont make any offers? What happened there?

IR Rumor Mill said...

You're right, we think this is supposed to be University of Oklahoma. If anyone can clarify, please let us know.

Anonymous said...

Claremont McKenna had its last job talk on December 11. All CMC job talks are within-department only and not are not publicly advertised, though the candidates' names are known within the department. An offer should be forthcoming shortly. Source: Visitor in the department.

Anonymous said...

This is to clarify that the listing for Oklahoma State University should say "University of Oklahoma." OSU still is contacting its short-list candidates to invite.

Anonymous said...

Any news on George Mason (European CP/IR job)

Anonymous said...

The six names for the two Hobart jobs were:

-Guillermina Seri (Florida)
-Geoffrey Whitehall (Hawaii)
-Kikuye Hamayotsu (ANU)
-Vikash Yadav (Penn)
-Stacey Yadav (Penn)
-Timothy Pachirat (Yale)

Source: College's website

Anonymous said...

Anything on Hofstra?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Vassar is finished interviewing? Offers before New Year's?

Anonymous said...

To respond to a question on the previous thread, Denison has held at least some interviews.

Source: friend of a candidate

Anonymous said...

Any news on CSU-Chico?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Marshall? Did they interview anyone?

Anonymous said...

An MIT grad student told me they've made an offer in their search.

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting factoid--not only did Hobart interview 2 people named Yadav, but there are 3 on the market this year. What are the chances of that?

Anonymous said...

Two Yadavs are married to each other, so not so surprising...

Anonymous said...

Yadav also is not the most uncommon name in in India, a pretty huge country!

Anonymous said...

Vassar has made an offer. Source: search committee

Anonymous said...

Any news to share on the searches at Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, and Chapel Hill's War and Peace program?

Anonymous said...

8:25 pm, who's the third? There seems to be a V Yadav, I assume Vikash and Stacey.

Anonymous said...

One of those Yadavs also interviewed at James Madison University for the Middle East position.

Anonymous said...

I thought Yadav was Israeli...

Anonymous said...

This is starting to sound like the American and Comparative blog.

IR Rumor Mill said...

8:03am: Good point. Let's stop this discussion now. Although none of this has gotten inappropriate yet, and we suppose it does serve some marginal informational purposes, we're really stepping outside of the core mission of this thread.

Anonymous said...

Received rejection letter from American-SIS (Foreign Policy). Says they have "interviewed selected candidates," and that they have completed their review of applications.

Anonymous said...

Columbia? (IR general, not IPE) Any word whether there is any movement (it's either not going on, is very much under the radar, or delayed.)

Anonymous said...

Jacob Shapiro (Stanford) interviewed at Princeton.

Source: Friend of the candidate.

Anonymous said...

Georgia State has already interviewed three candidates.

Source: friend of a candidate

Anonymous said...

James Madison extended its offer.

Source: friend of candidate

Anonymous said...

What is going on the the UC Riverside searches?

IR Rumor Mill said...

Please note that we try to block all comments that (1) mention the name of a candidate who received an offer or (2) mention the name of a candidate who accepted an offer. The *only* circumstances in which we will publish the name of a candidate who has accepted a job is if:

- We receive an email from that candidate saying "I accepted a job."
- We receive an email from a faculty member of the department in question.
- We comment or email points to verifiable evidence, such as a departmental newsletter announcement.

So if you have this sort of news--say, from your friend who just accepted a job--please encourage your friend to email the IR Rumor Mill at our gmail account.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ripon College has extended an offer to [redacted].

Source: Name identified in rejection letter.

Anonymous said...

The University of Texas' offer has been accepted.

Anonymous said...

UCSD is proceeding with an offer at the senior level. No offers will be made at the junior level. Source: e-mail to faculty.

Anonymous said...

Haverford has decided to continue search into next semester.

Anonymous said...

Catholic University has begun scheduling interviews

Anonymous said...

Marietta is setting up interviews. Confirmed today. Thought I heard it before here, but can't find it on the big board.

Anonymous said...

The University of Texas' offer has been accepted.

Day-um.

Source, please?

Anonymous said...

I believe it should actually read:

*An* offer from the University of Texas has been accepted.

As I understand it, they made two offers.

Anonymous said...

Hello, has anyone heard about Clark University's International Development/Social Change position? It was advertised as an open-ended search with apps review beginning on Oct 1; as yet I've been unable to find status updates on any of the blogs. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Swarthmore has cancelled their search for the year.

Note: The chair called it an "IPE" search- which is wierd because it was not advertised that way. Bucknell did the same thing, I think, do an IPE search but not call it that. Annoying.

Source: Email from the department chair.

Anonymous said...

Someone said the Haverford search may go into the next semester. Where is the original announcement?

It's not on EJobs or the department web site.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Saginaw Valley State U. They had a short list. Have they invited people to campus?

Anonymous said...

With regard to the 12:45 PM post, an announcement for Haverford can be found at the site below. If other announcements are no longer on Ejobs, you might want to search through the institution's employment web site as I did for Haverford.

http://www.haverford.edu/provost/adhocpolisci.htm

Seasons greetings!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about the position at John Cabot in Rome?

IR Rumor Mill said...

6:09: yes, there is. Alternatively, we could make sure that all relevant threads have a quick link from the navbar. If people want us to move the tally board off the front page, we'll experiment with doing so when we do our next round of updating tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The University of Rhode Island's offer (IR) has been accepted.

Anonymous said...

Elizabethtown's position has been filled. Source: email from their HR dept.

Anonymous said...

I received a letter today from Brown, which indicates that they "were not able to fill the position at this time" and that the "faculty will meet soon to discuss the future of the search" and perhaps "authorize the position to be reopened next fall."

Anonymous said...

Any news on Univ Colorado, Boulder's four positions IR/polisci?

Anonymous said...

Offers are out on all of the CU positions.

IR Rumor Mill said...

8:34: CU?

Anonymous said...

CU = University of Colorado

IR Rumor Mill said...

9:11: this is probably an appropriate topic for the job-market discussion thread. But, in brief, you can't read too much into these kinds of things. A great many factors in committees can produce failed outcomes.

We recommend this post by one of the first academics to link to the IR Rumor Mill. One caveat: we think he's dead wrong about cover letters.

Anonymous said...

which schools still haven't even invited candidates for on-campus interviews?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have information about the status of the Mississippi State search? I don't see any reference to it on the Market Summary Board...

Anonymous said...

UT-Austin LBJ started interviewing a couple of weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

I got an email from Rochester, saying "We have now completed this year's searches, and I do not anticipate that we will be inviting any additional candidates to Rochester during this search season." Don't know if that means they have made an offer, or that they gave up the search.

Anonymous said...

Re: 8:20. I heard that Rochester decided not to hire anyone in IR this year.

Anonymous said...

Univ of Missouri has made an offer, and it has been accepted. Source: member of the department.

Anonymous said...

Michigan does not intend to make any additional invites this year. Source: email from department chair (forwarded to mods)

Anonymous said...

Lafayette has decided not to make an offer this year to any candidates, and will instead hire a visiting assistant professor.

Source: mass email from department secretary to all candidates.

Anonymous said...

If "additional" refers to the interviews listed on the table on this blog (many of which are not IR) the previous message is wrong - both in its assertion and in its source. The chair did indeed send out an e-mail yesterday but it said nothing close to what 11:03 said.

Anonymous said...

A letter in today's mail from Georgia State (dated 12/21) indicates that they have filled their International Politics position.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Briar has offered, and the offer was accepted.

Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas to all job seekers!

Anonymous said...

.. and Happy Hanukkah and Happy Eid for those who celebrate!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christimas to all:

Staten Island is circulating an email saying they just started their IR search (Due 12/15). They will not be making contact until late Jan.

Anonymous said...

I received a letter from Concordia College Moorhead that they have filled their position.

Anonymous said...

Middlebury has made an offer, which was accepted.

Anonymous said...

Rhode Island offered the IR job and then the Comparative job to one candidate, who declined them.

Anonymous said...

Who accepted the Middlebury job?

IR Rumor Mill said...

Remember our policy on revealing this information... if a member of the Department or the newly hired academic contact us directly, we will post that information on the board.

Speaking of which: Happy Holidays. The board will get some major updating today.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one for whom the table is overflowing into the right column with the links? (And so the denouement column is mostly overwritten and hardly legible at all.)

IR Rumor Mill said...

We can't replicate the problem. What browser are you using (and please post your response in the IR Rumor Mill Discussion thread)?

Anonymous said...

Northwestern has made an offer

Anonymous said...

I think the Ohio University position listed in the table as senior is junior. The announcement is for an assistant professor tenure track job.

Anonymous said...

Any information on Long Island? On UNC Chapel Hill?

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside has an extended an offer. First hand knowledge.

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside: which position was this for?

Anonymous said...

The overflow occurs with Firefox.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about the University of Central Florida?

Anonymous said...

Any updates on DePauw?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything more about UMass? I know that they said that they would be meeting a few weeks ago to decide their next step.

Anonymous said...

I believe that UCF has contacted at least some candidates to arrange interviews in the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Did Duke extend any offers in IR? Any chance they will go junior if their senior search doesn't work out?

Anonymous said...

What's up with Stanford IR?

Anonymous said...

UMASS made an offer to a theorist. It was accepted. Don't know if they will also hire in IR for those open positions.

IR Rumor Mill said...
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IR Rumor Mill said...

We've received a rumor to the following effect: UMass has had some comparativists turn down offers.

We rejected the post because it included names which we have yet to confirm.

Anonymous said...

The Colorado offer has been declined by both candidates who were interviewed.

IR Rumor Mill said...

We just rejected a comment that provided a bunch of personal information on a hire. The post wasn't completely out of bounds, but please remember to check the tally board. In this case (Georgetown security studies, junior), the information is already posted as a confirmed hire.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Marshall?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Marshall?

Anonymous said...

We ARE Marshall!

Anonymous said...

If you are Marshall, hire 11:51 already.

Anonymous said...

Do internships in DC or policy publications help or hurt you on the academic job market?

Anonymous said...

Marshall has two candidates coming out sometime soon. Not sure if they have contacted, or will contact, a third.

Anonymous said...

5:27, I'm guessing that you are early in your graduate career, so it's great that you're already tuned into the market discussions. In my experience, practically no doctoral students do internships during graduate school. I did one after my first year because I wasn't sure that I would stay in my program, but after I decided to stay, I never put it on my CV. Your summers are better spent on research, or even summer teaching- internships just don't have much value for most academic positions.

On policy publications, this is more iffy. Most mainstream research departments don't value them like peer reviewed journal pubs, but some places might see them as positive if they are in addition to peer reviewed articles. In a standard research department, though, they might even hurt you because they are seen as taking away from "real" research pubs (for better or worse).

That's my $0.02.

Anonymous said...

An exception to 8:44's generally good discussion is that a lot of IR/security people have done RAND summer work (Walter, Press, Goemans, etc). Peer-reviewed articles are the coin of the realm - as long as you've got that, the policy stuff can be a nice plus but never decisive.

Anonymous said...

5:27pm. There are many paths to a tenure-track job. Some include a detour thru Washington DC. (You can learn much from the military industrial complex!)The key is knowing when to abandon ship or to stay the course.

Happy Trails!

Anonymous said...

This should really go on the job market discussion, but I'll weigh in this way. Just look at two of the junior candidates who got the most interviews, in the security studies type jobs. Google their C.V.s. It certainly didn't hurt them.

Anonymous said...

Rochester just sent out an email saying they have concluded their searches for the year. No further interviews will be done.

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside made an offer for the Ethnic Nationalism position.

I beleive that they have a second IR/ CP search that closes sometime this month.

Anonymous said...

Is there any news on Delaware? Its status on the big board has been the same for a while now.

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, what's up with Duke?! They interviewed weeks and weeks ago. Is the Dean the bottleneck or is it inside the department?

Anonymous said...

I heard (second hand) that Denison has made an offer.

Anonymous said...

Duke's not the only one...there are a whole bunch of schools that finished interviewing at the beginning of December and haven't yet made offers. Poor form it is.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who is at Duke claims the Department is struggling big time with a less than stellar Dean. Apparently the Dean in question is very obstructionist. Now, on top of that, their IR search was apparently a disaster (2 of the 4 candidates pulled out AFTER their interviews had been scheduled).

Anonymous said...

Duke's not the only one...there are a whole bunch of schools that finished interviewing at the beginning of December and haven't yet made offers. Poor form it is.

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How exactly do you know that? If you're relying on the Big Board to reach your conclusion, then you are likely relying on incomplete information. It's possible offers haven't been made. It's equally or perhaps even more possible that offers have been made, but haven't been reported on this blog. Best I can tell, the administrators of this blog are not clairvoyant.

Anonymous said...

I know (not based on the tallyboard, which the blogmasters admit is incomplete) of at least 4 places that interviewed already and haven't made decisions or are waiting on deans.

Anonymous said...

For those of us reliant on the Big Board for news, what are these institutions?

Anonymous said...

Idaho sent rejections.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard about the George Mason CP/IR position?

Anonymous said...

The IR/CP job at Washington State has been filled. Source: rejection letter.

Anonymous said...

Marshall is interviewing three very soon.

Anonymous said...

In addition to Jon Pevehouse and Bear Braumoeller, Ohio State is also interviewing Erik Gartzke and, on separate tracks, Fiona Adamson and Sergei Prozorov.

Anonymous said...

Franklin & Marshall has hired for its CP/IR position (Source: Rejection letter)

Anonymous said...

it seems like some comments here aren't making it to the big board. should we be emailing the ir mill directly? Example: I got a rejection letter weeks ago from Concordia Moorhead that they filled their search and posted the info to the blog but the school is not even on the board (i know it's small but alot of us here at the Univ of Minnesota care if they've hired! what can we do to help make the board complete?

Anonymous said...

OK State is interviewing. Source: department

Anonymous said...

It does appear that there is a bit of a slant toward the R1s on the board. I have posted info that never made it as well. Still, the mods are providing a valuable service. We just have to look at the posts rather than the big board if we are not fortunate enough to be in the hunt for an R1

IR Rumor Mill said...

We often miss information when we sweep the threads and gmail. We often reject comments that provide information but violate some portion of our guidelines. We may also mistakenly reject a comment. So if your comment meets our criteria but gets rejected, just repost.

Anonymous said...

What's happening at Claremont? Did somebody get an offer? Did they make a decision?

Anonymous said...

Claremont made an offer

Anonymous said...

East Carolina is scheduling additional interviews

Anonymous said...

Boston made an offer and trying to get approval for another one...both candidates specialize in China...

Anonymous said...

Re: BU
Didn't they have only one China candidate?

Anonymous said...

you dont have anything listed for alabama. i know they have interviewed at least one candidate.

Anonymous said...

American and Comparative rumor mill is reporting offers went out for Yale slots. Anyone know who received offers (comparative)?

Anonymous said...

Holy Cross sent out rejection letters.

Anonymous said...

Anybody hear about Tampa?

Anonymous said...

Any word on UNC or Miss ST?

Anonymous said...

University of Delaware has made an offer and the candidate has accepted. Source the departmental website

Side note: my source is derivative not direct. I was tracking this job, and knew that Matthew Weinert, a recent Visiting Assistant Professor (hired in fall 2006) had interviewed for the Global Governance posotion in the fall 06. Checking his own website, he has listed : Visiting Assistant Professor, 9-06-6-07; his website now indicates (above visiting assistant professor, which was not present until a week ago): Assistant Professor, 9-7-

Anonymous said...

I can confirm that BU has made two offers and they are waiting for clearance from the dean.

Anonymous said...

I can confirm that BU has made two offers and they are waiting for clearance from the dean.

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Huh? At every institution I know of, departments can't make offers until AFTER they've gotten clearance from the dean. What happens if somebody accepts an offer only to have the dean say there's no money for the offer?

Anonymous said...

That actually happened at UCLA a couple of years ago, in a Comparative Search.

Anonymous said...

Any word on Purdue Calumet?

Anonymous said...

Austin Peay?

Anonymous said...

Debra Shulman (Yale) accepted an offer for the Mid-East position at William and Mary. Source: faculty member in the department.

Anonymous said...

"At every institution I know of, departments can't make offers until AFTER they've gotten clearance from the dean. What happens if somebody accepts an offer only to have the dean say there's no money for the offer?"

Well, there are such things as "verbal offers", properly caveated to note that administrative approval remains necessary. Lots and lots of departments do this.

Anonymous said...

The American and Comparative blog claims that William & Mary (Middle East position) have hired one of the candidates (the name specified there as well).

Anonymous said...

North Carolina has interviewed at the senior level (IR/Middle East) but has not made an offer yet. They have interviewed at least one person for the junior position

Anonymous said...

North Carolina has interviewed at the senior level (IR/Middle East) but has not made an offer yet. They have interviewed at least one person for the junior position

Anonymous said...

Colorado is going back into the pool and issuing new campus interview invitations. Both candidates previously interviewed declined CU's offer.

Anonymous said...

MIT's offer was rejected. Source: an email to the department.

Anonymous said...

For our civil war people, the American/Comparative blog reports Roger Petersen is giving a senior job talk at UChicago. From what I've heard second-hand this rumor is likely to be true.

Anonymous said...

Some clarification on the Colorado post. Have they already issued new interviews or do they plan to issue new interviews in the near future? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Colorado: calls not made yet. Probably late this coming week.

Anonymous said...

Bucknell has made an offer.

Anonymous said...

The Naval Academy has made an offer.

Anonymous said...

Tulane's offer was declined

Anonymous said...

Is there any early news on some of the places with January deadlines like Virginia Tech or Denison (International Studies)?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the outcome of the mcgill search?

Anonymous said...

Denison already hired.

Source: Rejection letter I got today.

Anonymous said...

Any news about Lafayette and Long Island?

Anonymous said...

There was a McGill law and politics search - anyone know anything about that one?

Anonymous said...

6:14- Denison had two positions - an IR position in Political Science and a position in International Studies.

Anonymous said...

Oxford has shortlisted candidates for interview. Other have already received rejection letters.

Anonymous said...

Is that (Oxford) for the IR job? Or the postdocs?

Anonymous said...

Joanne Gowa is giving a job talk at Duke. (First hand knowledge).

Anonymous said...

Oxford IR job

Anonymous said...

Who got invites for the Oxford job?

Anonymous said...

Columbia interviewed Von Stein for its straight-up IR position a few weeks back. Source: firsthand.

Anonymous said...

Updates for the big board: MIT's offer was rejected, George Washington's offer was accepted.

IR Rumor Mill said...

Thanks. We're in a difficult position here, because we have second-hand knowledge about the name of the candidate but we lack an "official" confirmation. Could someone please backchannel us with an authoritative statement about the candidate who accepted the GWU offer?

Anonymous said...

One of the interviewees for the Oxford IR position is Mark Hallerberg. Source: Emory's hall.

Anonymous said...

What is the email address to backchannel information?

That email address should really be on the home page and the FAQ.

Anonymous said...

Hasn't anyone heard anything about Mississippi State?

IR Rumor Mill said...

The email address is in the FAQ. It is written in "anti-spam." We will add it to the home page pretty soon, though.

Anonymous said...

The job listed for Trinity College Dublin is actually Assistant level not Associate as currently listed on e-jobs, also stricly an IR hire. Very low teaching loads (equivalent 1 and 1) and no tenure clock.

Anonymous said...

There is an error above. Colorado will likely be making new calls late _next_ week.

Anonymous said...

UMass' mega-search is slowing them down, or they're not getting the kinds of responses to offers that they'd hoped. They've just made more interview calls, which I assume constitute a second round.

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside made an offer for the Ethnic Nationalism position.

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Any idea if this was accepted? and who got it?

Anonymous said...

UMass' mega-search is slowing them down, or they're not getting the kinds of responses to offers that they'd hoped. They've just made more interview calls, which I assume constitute a second round.

Second-hand, I know that 'slow' isn't exactly the right word. But not every offer worked out - an inherent risk with open-rank searches.

Anonymous said...

Where did Gartzke end up?

Anonymous said...

Columbia extended an offer (IR slot) to Jana Von Stein.

IR Rumor Mill said...

Note on the above: we don't normally publish these rumors (see our discussion of our policies) but we have independent confirmation as per our guidelines for this one.

Anonymous said...

Brandeis rejection letter states search is over and position was accepted by Kerry Chase of Tufts.
Source: Letter received by me today.

Anonymous said...

Tufts rejection letter indicating they have filled the position.

Anonymous said...

UC Riverside's offer has been accepted for their Ethnic Nationalism position. (first hand info).

Anonymous said...

What is going on with Lafayette?

Anonymous said...

Has UMass interviewed anyone in IR? From all prior posts, it sounded as if CP had been the focus to this point.

Anonymous said...

Brandeis has hired.

Anonymous said...

On Monday January 29 Gowa removed herself from consideration for Duke's senior IR position. She was scheduled to interview at Duke on February 1.

Anonymous said...

Georgetown: Edmund Walsh School canceled its International Development search. Source: received letter today

Anonymous said...

I received a rejection letter from Tufts indicating that they have filled their international relations position in the Political Science department. They did not name their hire.

Anonymous said...

Tufts sent out letters that their IR position has been filled.

Anonymous said...

DePauw hired for their IR job.

Anonymous said...

Marquette has called their short list to see if they are still available for fly-outs.

Anonymous said...

Any news on the Stanford or UCLA searches?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Duke?

Anonymous said...

Tufts and Lehigh sent out rejection letters.

Anonymous said...

texas a&m recently interviewed a candidate from u of rochester, not m. bas.

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