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Georgetown has made at least one invitation.
Re: Grinnell searchFrom what I've heard second- and third-hand, they'd ideally like a European comparativist who can also teach IPE. I think they lost their Europeanist a few years back. However, they've had trouble finding someone suitable when they've searched the past few years. Also, I think they have some retirements on the horizon, so they've decided to do a fairly open search this time around. An Europeanist is probably still their highest priority, but they're not necessarily totally set on it.
Colorado has invited out Wolford (Emory) and Weeks (Stanford) for the junior position. It seems a foregone conclusion that they will make an offer to Colaresi for the more senior position.
To future posters: please be specific when posting rumors about schools with multiple jobs. For example, I'm guessing that the earlier post is about the Sept. 1 (Dept. of Gov) Georgetown job, not the October 1 School of Foreign Service job.This would also go for GWU and many others. Good luck to everyone!
Georgetown interview invites have gone out for the Government department IR (focus on Asia/China) job. Invites have not yet been extended for the School of Foreign Service IO job.
Anyone know who was invited out for the Govt Department job at Georgetown?
Any idea who has gotten the invites for the Georgetown IR job (focus on Asia/China)?
Rice University posted this job ad this morning on e-jobs:The department of political science at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Relations at the assistant professor or associate professor level, pending administrative approval. Substantive specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with strong skills in statistical analysis and/or formal modeling. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and particularly welcomes applications from minorities and women. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2007, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: International Relations Search Committee, Department of Political Science, MS 24, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251.
The older thread said that Catholic had invited for interviews. Any confirmations yet?
We've attempted to get information on the Georgetown IR search mentioned here. We can confirm that interviews were scheduled, but apparently the list hasn't even been circulated to the Georgetown community so no names are available.
Re: Yale. Rumor has it that at least three talks have been scheduled so far, two American and one IR.
Missouri has scheduled flyouts.
Hey all. Anyone with information on the Georgetown interviews, the Missouri interviews (including the sourcing for that rumor), Yale, etc. please post or contact us. In case the spam filter joke was too subtle: the email address on the main page needs the "s" and "h" removed to work.
Tenure-Track Full-Time PositionDepartment of Political ScienceRESPONSIBILITIES: Teach twelve credit hours per semester with rigorous commitment to student advising. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population. EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State College of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Ph.D. in Political Science or related field. Preferred: Comparative Politics with a concentration in Asian Politics, Successful college level teaching, Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2008.RANK & SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. APPOINTMENT: Begins 11 August 2008 APPLICATION: Applicants must submit hard copies of: 1) a cover letter of application which relates your education and experience to the qualifications listed above; 2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; 3) at least three current letters of reference; and 4) copies of transcripts. Submit to: Dr. Richard Moeller, Search Chair Department of Political Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 43 Denver, CO 80217-3362 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 303-556-3220 Fax: 303-556-2716**Official transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all finalists. Finalists/candidates may be subject to background checks; including financial and criminal history.NOTE: Persons with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process should contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 303-556-4746 a minimum of three working days in advance.DEADLINE: Friday, 8 February 2008Since opening its doors in 1965, Metropolitan State College of Denver has evolved into the largest public, Baccalaureate College in the nation and the second largest institution of higher education in Colorado. The College offers Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees - as well as an Individualized Degree Program. Metro State is committed to delivering a quality education to a diverse and talented student body of more than 22,000 students on a downtown, 124-acre campus shared with two other post-secondary institutions. Pursuant to Colorado Open Records Law, written materials in a search process may be open for inspection by the public.Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu
The Naval Post-Graduate School is inviting some people for the Middle East search.
Is it Missouri State or the University of Missouri that has scheduled flyouts? -People: These are not classified ads that charge by the word! Please give full information especially about the names of places that have issued invitations.
As an addenum to 7:07, please remember to tell us where you got the information from ("overheard," "department website," "friend of mine is interviewing," etc.).
Also, 8:47: do you know for which jobs? All of them? This is a year with insane numbers of searches at some schools, so the more information the better :-).
What's w/ the wiki this year? The Rumor Mill board has info about 4-5 places and even has a few names, while there's next to nothing on the wiki!Congrats, IR Rumor mill folks!
RE: NPS, I have heard that they pretty much know who they want and he/she is willing to go.
Mizzou is (friend going)
Re: GeorgetownNames have been circulated.
Someone pls translate 2:07 into English "Mizzou is (friend going)" ??
I think the translation is:Missouri is hiring, not Missouri St. S/he knows this because a friend has been invited for an interview.
Re: NPS.The interviews are with Jonathan Wyrtzen and Ariel Ahram (both from Georgetown)and Boaz Atzili (MIT/Belfer). Source: one of the candidates is my friend.
12:44. Any idea(s) which positions these interview are for?
The NPS interviews are for the Middle East position in the department of National Security Affairs.
NPS had a broader search though too, no? Any idea if they intend to bring more people out?
Re NPS, true, it has several searches, so I'm sure they'll bring in more people. Question is who and when :)
Vanderbilt has scheduled talks.
The Comparative blog says that Cornell has started calling for interviews. Does anyone know if they're also doing so for the IR position?
Cornell has invited out Jessica Weeks (Stanford) for their junior position.
I noticed on the big board the names for Georgetown interviews. Are the two assistant profs (Victoria Hui and I think Jessica Weiss) interviewing for senior positions? I also noticed Andy Kennedy has an interview at Georgetown...wasn't he on the market last year too?
10:25. Thanks for posting. Everyone keep in mind that a rough description of the source for GA state helps us evaluate the rumor.
Jessica Weiss is ABD at UCSD.Somebody at Georgetown would have to let you know if Hui is being considered for a senior job, but I don't really see how it's all that relevant to this blog.As for Kennedy, there are plenty of (very successful) people in this business who spent more than one year on the market. There's no shame in reappearing on the market, especially when people might have personal situations that limit the schools to which they apply.
Berkeley is scheduling interviews. Source: friend who got a call.
Posted a few minutes ago:"The Georgia State post [which we have deleted], above, is plain WRONG. [...]"If we get more stuff like this, we're going to have to tighten control over rumors a great deal. This means a lot more delays in posting information.This is, furthermore, why it is incumbent that people source their rumors.
"this" = "the post that we deleted"
Andy Kennedy was not fully on the job market last year. And it is also true that many people spend multiple years on the market and get excellent jobs.
I want to echo 11:47. A multi-year job search is increasingly the norm, even for "hot" candidates and non-hot candidates who nonetheless land great jobs. This is a supply/demand issue compounded by a job market structured such that many schools interview the same people in a given year. And then factor in people who make limited forays into the job market...
Yale has invited out Jessica Weiss (UCSD). Source: classmate
I guess the "hot" candidates for this year are being revealed. Let's hope they take jobs soon so that the rest of us have a chance at some interviews.Any details on the Vanderbilt interviews? They seem to be open to more than one hire, and are open in terms of rank. Good luck to everyone!
Keep it clean :-).
Any word on who is invited at Berkeley?
Berkeley has invited Daniela Donno (Yale) (source: classmate)
from a berkeley announcement:please mark your calendars for the following three IR job talks:Tuesday October 23 -- Daniela Donno -- 2pmWednesday October 24 -- Idean Salehyan -- 12pmFriday November 9 -- Fotini Christia -- 12pm
so anyone got any idea on the other cornell invites?
SO, is it safe to assume that schools contact all candidates to be interviewed on the same day? Such that, once one name appears on the big board, you might as well cross that school off your list...A tough year, so far, for "traditional" security studies people...
Erica Chenoweth and Boaz Atzili are interviewing at American Univ. Asst Prof IR position (SIS). Source inside of Belfer Center.
Question: what position is the Maryland post on the big board for (IR or Middle East)?
MIT will make calls at the end of the week--source; a graduate student in the department
12:41 - how confident are you about your source on the MIT info?Unless we're talking of a different search. The deadline for the IR/Security studies position is Oct. 15 POSTMARKED. so unless they've decided not to wait for the last bunch of candidates, I can't see how they could be ready to make calls by the end of the week. Or, we may be just talking about the end of another week ...
Any news on the Georgetown SFS job?
There was an IR job at Bard College (closed on 9/15), but it seems to have disappeared from ejobs and from Bard's website. Anyone know if a hire was made, or did the job dry up?
7:43 -- Yes, on average, depts try to contact, on th4e same day, all the people they will bring in. So one will generally be safe crossing off an opportunity once one name is on the big board. There will, of course, be exceptions for various reasons.
Scott Wolford is interviewing at Maryland on October 19th.Source: classmate
Georgia State is making calls (apparently for real this time).Source: second hand from a colleague of one of the candidates.
Re: Georgia State InterviewIs it about the IR/Method or CP/Method position?
Any word on Middlebury yet? (admittedly just past the deadline). Curious in part because I think this is a repeat job advert (from last year). As is Swarthmore if memory serves me correctly.
I too am curious about the SLAC's... Middlebury's is not a repeat (remember, they hired Amy Yuen) but Swarthmore's is...
For whatever it is worth on Middlebury, I received an email from the chair last week saying that they are still reviewing applications and that if I wanted to be considered for the three year job that they just advertised, I needed to email him directly rather than send in an entirely new file. He said that expressing interest in the three year post would not threaten my application for the tenure-track job.
Okay, so I'm interested in finding the sites where free, unfettered discussion of departments actually occurs. I keep seeing references to them, but no actual links. Could somebody help me?
As one would expect, I think all of those sites have long ago degenerated to the point where they are worthless. See for example:irdepartments.blogspot.comModeration is the only thing that saves these blogs (thanks, mods). Sorry.
i see someone has filled in information on the San Diego IRPS search on the big board. Anyone have any more details? Also, details on the Cornell IR search seem to have stalled. Any further info. on that one anyone?Much appreciated!
Alex Weisiger (Columbia) has an interview at Cornell.
Confirmed: Duke is interviewing Paul Huth, Michael Tomz, and Rose McDermott.
Email to Univ. of MD graduate students this morning asking them to meet with the following candidates on the dates below at 9:45am. This is for the Security and Statistics/Formal Theory position.Scott Wolford - 19 OctoberLeslie Johns - 5 NovemberBenjamin Fordham - 7 NovemberSarah Croco - 12 NovemberDavid Carter - 16 NovemberBenjamin Valentino - 19 November
Ummm...I don't think Ben Fordham would apply for an assistant level job. My guess is that he's interviewing for their open position.
Stanford and Princeton have made calls for their IR searchSource: colleague of someone who was called
Jessica Weeks (Stanford) got a call from Princeton. source: classmate
more berkeley news (from a department e-mail):Please mark your calendars for Nathan Jensen, who will be coming to give a job talk for the IR position on Friday November 30
Jessica Weiss (UCSD) got a call from Michigan (Ford School)source: classmate
So Berkeley is bringing out 5 people for one search? Can someone clarify?
Wesleyan is scheduling candidates for their IR position.
Fotini Christia (Harvard) is interviewing at Cornell and Berkeley IR; Michigan Ford School; American School of Foreign Service; University of Maryland IR/MidEast; and Naval Postgraduate School MidEast. (source: classmate)
re: Wesleyan - Does that mean that they have already contacted people? What was the source on that rumor?
IR talks at UCSD's IRPS:Alexander Weisinger, Jessica Weiss, Leslie Johns, Yotam Margalit and Matthew Winters.
If you aren't going to break out the U of Maryland positions on the big board (and I think you should because they have 7 searches going on this year due to mass exodus last year) then be sure to add Masoud Tarek, who is interviewing for the Mid East position on 11/1 (source: dept. email).
Any news on Williams, Agnes Scott, Lycoming, Bard, or other SLACs? No names needed -- just let the rest of us know if we should cross them off our list.
We would break them out if someone would tell us what they are! We can't get sufficient info from e-jobs anymore to do it right.
I missed this. Which 7 people left Maryland last year? Thanks!
to IR Rumor Mill, re: last comment - sorry, didn't know you didn't know. Based on the comments of the last two days you can break down at least as follows:ME job at U Maryland: Fotini Christia and Masoud Tarek (there are others but I don't know them)Security/Stats/Formal Theory job: see previous post. U Maryland is also hiring in Theory and American. Will update as I hear. Source: dept emails
who left Maryland:Ernie Wilson (USC Annenberg)Jillian Schwedler (to UMass Amherst)Dennis Pirages (UNLV)Miranda Schreurs (on "leave of absence" at Freie Univ Berlin)Charles Butterworth (Theory, retired)Ben Barber (Theory)Linda Wilson (Amer pol, passed away)but, there may be more, if anyone knows
If this issue has been covered before, go ahead and ignore or--better yet--point me to where it's been addressed:I see the logic of the top candidates scheduling a bunch of interviews early (because departments see other departments moving, and don't want to be frozen out of contention), but shouldn't this be an issue at every "level" (I use the term cautiously) of the market? For schools that don't believe they have a credible shot at the candidates who already have multiple interviews at top 10 programs, wouldn't in make sense for them to try and move quickly on candidates they feel they have a reasonable shot at getting?Is the information in the environment so scarce that, at this point, second-tier research universities and SLACs don't yet know how high to aim? Or is there something else going on?
Re: 1:18Information is more difficult to come by for SLACs because if the candidates or their friends don't share, the colleges themselves often don't share. There is wider network among research institutions with Ph.D. programs. That might be part of the information problem. I can't speak to the motivation issues you cite.
David Carter (Rochester) is invited for interviews at Upenn and Penn State. source:colleague from the dept.
Ditto the request of 6:16 a.m., Oct.18
I've heard through the grapevine that Williams is still a few weeks away from scheduling interviews.
Leiden has made invites (6, I believe) for its internatioanl security position.
I am *really* curious about Leiden. Let's see what/who they go for. With the exception of PRIO (and Essex, but UK is the exception) by far most of (continental) European IR proceeds along different dimensions than mainstream US.
I can confirm that Leiden has scheduled at least one interview. What do you (11:02am) mean when you say that European IR proceeds along different dimensions than mainstream US?What about this makes you so curious about Leiden?
11:02 Sorry, I can't reveal what makes me so curious without revealing my identity. As or European IR: look at the full profs and their publications.
As a former faculty member at an SLAC, let me air a little dirty laundry.One reason you see less information about SLAC hiring than elsewhere is that such information is often private information. At my (former) college, not every department (including PS) held public job talks -- or held talks at all. Candidates met the committee in a kind of plenary session, there was a round-robin on the candidate's work, then private interviews and off you went.So you don't have the same info floating around that you do at a research department.
did MIT make its calls (as one poster said they would)? Or was it just a grad student with bad info?
I'm curious to see who Leiden calls for interviews. I mean Dutch universities have a strict requirement that anyone hired should be able to teach Political Science courses in Dutch by the following year. So I'm wondering who all feel that it is worth investing the time, in addition to research and teaching, to learn a new language only for teaching purposes...
Daniel Corstange is interviewing for the Middle East/Comparative job at U Maryland on Oct. 25 (I know this is comparative but the job is kind of mixed with IR...).
Has Wesleyan invited anyone other than Chenoweth? No names necessary, just yes or no...
Jessica Stanton (Columbia) is also interviewing at Wesleyan.
Brent Durbin (Berkeley) has an interview at NPS. Not sure which job, but he studies intelligence so maybe Homeland Security?
Andrew Yeo (Cornell) is interviewing at Wesleyan. Source - department colleague
Middlebury has extended at least one invitation for the tenure track position.
Any word on any of the UNT IR searches? Not names, but where they are in terms of calls, etc.?
UNT is still in the preliminary stages of the process. Calls are a couple of weeks away.
Mike Nelson (Berkeley) is also interviewing at Wesleyan.
Wiki says Emory & Henry is conducting interviews.
Temple University has invited Robert Brown (UCSD) for an interview. Source: Classmate.
UMD must be happy with their interviews and/or made an offer, because rejection letters have been sent.Source: Nice, crisp rejection letter dated October 19. It addresses candidates with their full names (Dear John Q. Smith), and has this nice line full of false despair:"Alas, other applicants for the position more closely matched our needs."
Could anyone explain the posting of Stacie Goddard's name on the big board as an interviewee at Wesleyan?? She's an asst prof there....
Goddard is on the faculty at Wellesley, not Wesleyan.
Were there multiple IR positions at Wesleyan?
Any news on IPE positions (North Texas, Texas Tech, U of New Orleans, Swarthmore)? Thanks!
What if anything is going on with USC's searches?
Wesleyan lost both Kelly Greenhill (to Tufts) and Martha Crenshaw (to Stanford), so two lines are open.
Erica Chenoweth was invited for an interview at Georgia Tech (security).Source: colleague at Belfer.
The email from Jervis said that Columbia would begin reviewing the files on 10/22. Anybody know if that actually happened? And what's the deal with Brown and Chicago, most of the other Elite Privates seem to be moving already...
Bard College is scheduling phone interviews.Source: Classmate of interviewee.
Claremont Graduate University has invited Cullen Hendrix (UCSD) for an interview.source: classmate
What email from Jervis?
Columbia has indeed started to look at the files. Re. Brown, they sent out a letter saying that they had more than 150 applications, but I haven't heard anything about interviews being scheduled yet. Chicago, by contrast, made calls earlier this week. One school that had an IPE opening, Claremont Grad, has also issued invitations already.
Matthew Winters (Columbia) has an interview at Middlebury.
Maybe USC is on hold because of the fires?
Sorry, posted this on the wrong thread earlier- if it indeed posted.The rumor I'm hearing is that Cleveland State is sending out its interview requests this week- got the info from someone who received a request. Not sure how one goes about 'confirming' that for the big board, though...
Any word on the Lewis and Clark position (Intl Affairs)? What about the IPE one at Puget Sound?
i remember reading on either wesleyan's job post or the letter they returned to me saying they received my application that they might hire one or POSSIBLY two positions.
Re: USC -- I wonder how they're going to package that with the offer? "Oh, and you get to have your 900 square-foot million dollar home burned down every couple years (unless it crumbles in an earthquake first)." Tornado Alley doesn't seem like such a bad place to work after all!
I doubt too many academics live along PCH where fires are worst in LA.In any case, UCSD's faculty are the ones mroe likely to be affected.
Got my rejection letter from Notre Dame today--one day after receiving the apology/correction letter to replace the word "annoying" in the IEO survey letter with the word "anonymous." Whoops! Of course, there is something to be said for a prompt reply, but this makes two years in a row (last year in comparative) that ND has sent-out direct, personal e-mail solicitations only to be rejected out of hand. On the bright side, I guess I don't need to send-in that whole IEO survey after all!
11:16 am - sorry to hear that; good you're keeping your sense of humor. by the way, which notre dame position was this about?
11:16- I also got the same correction letter from Notre Dame (though no rejection letter, yet). Which IR job is this referring to? The junior IR at the Poli Sci Dept, I assume? And when you say, "personal e-mail solicitations", do you mean you were personally approached to submit your application? Thanks.
11:16 here--yup, junior IR position. As far as personal solicitations, yes: an e-mail from the search committee chair stating something along the lines of "Dear Dr. (me) , Your work in IR/CP strikes us as quite impressive, and we write to inquire about your interest in applying for our position," yada yada yada--followed by a cut-and-paste of the job posting, department & university information. I have gotten a few similar contacts from other departments, so I don't put too much stock in them now, but during my first foray into the job market last year, such solicitations (again, ND in particular) gave me a rather big head that--heaven forbid--someone is actually impressed with my publication record and may be interested in hiring me. Of course, that all came crashing down quickly, which I guess is why I can have a good laugh at it now, and point out such fun things like the inability of the secretary to correctly spell the first name of the committee member whose signature she was forging on the IEO letter in the first place! (Anyone who has the IEO letter and the "anonymous"-"annoying" correction letter can vouch for that.)
12:50 -- not that it matters, but I know 6 academics who live on that stretch of PCH, only one of whom teaches at Pepperdine (which is at the part of Malibu canyon that bore the brunt of that fire). Good to be around when the market tanked in the '80s, I guess.
When departments send out email solicitations like that, any idea how many they send? 15? 100? Having received one such email myself (not ND) this fall, I'm curious to know. It's clearly not one of 5 golden tickets but does that mean it's meaningless? It'd be nice if someone on the sending side could give a rough estimate of how many they sent out in their search. [And before you start complaining about this post being misfiled...please be patient--were I to post it elsewhere it wouldn't get answered.]
I am also quite curious to find an answer to that--but I am sure that (as with everything else) it varies widely from one place to the next. I wonder whether we can imply quantity from the e-mail address used. Hypothesis: solicitations from email@example.com would be far fewer and more personal than those from IRsearch08@wherever.edu. Thoughts?
My department has sent out similar messages for a more senior-level search. We have contacted maybe a small group of people and had a specific interest in each of the people that we contacted so these messages were not meaningless for us. That said, I wonder about the usefulness of sending out lots of such messages at the junior level given the large pool sizes many searches tend to see and the ease APSAnet provides for candidates to find jobs.
5:18 here. The email I received was addressed to Dear firstname, was very similar in content to the ND letter described by the earlier poster (including pasting of job info), and was sent by/from the email address of someone with whom I've exchanged professional emails (imagine: regarding review/discussant duties) but have never spoken to in person to my recollection. It was also for a position at an institution easily a rung above the one where I'm currently employed. Since they got my email from a visit to my website (yes, this I know) rather than some email distribution list, I suspect it's more targeted than Nigerian lottery span, but probably not as targeted as I'd like to believe. Hence my initial question...how many such emails would someone cut/paste for their search, while at the same time not personalizing each message too much?
Notre Dame: I too got the "typo" letter, but not the rejection. Since they've sent out rejections, does this mean they've already made their short list? Any word.Also, is it just me, or everytime you try to edit the Wiki board, it says the page currently being edited by another user.
Dartmouth has invited Fotini Christia (Harvard) for a junior position.
Erik Dahl (Fletcher ABD, Belfer) has an interview at the Naval Postgraduate School for the HS position.
Re: 11:55--Yes, I've been trying to edit the Wiki occasionally since last week, and it always gives me the same message. I think it is busted.
Anyone know the result of the Georgetown interviews? Have they made an offer yet?
The last interview for the Georgetown IR/Asia search is on Halloween. So, no, they haven't yet made an offer.
Fotini Christia (Harvard) is interviewing at UVA.
http://bluwiki.com/go/Polisci0708New Wiki. Should work. Same information.
Confirmed--new wiki actually works.
I'm with 8:32am, anyone know what's up with Brown?
Having turned down last year two tenure-track offers from relatively small universities (when I was ABD), I'm now on the market (with a PhD) and haven't heard boo yet, no interviews. Probably early in the process (many apps due recently) but somebody also told me that November tends to be golden month for departments moving ahead, interviewing, offers, etc. I hope their right -- any comments? (If it appears I'm sucking up for encouragement, you're right!).
Il Hyun Cho (Cornell) has an interview at Cleveland State.
Not to dismiss the usefulness of this comment section, but a lot of the information deals with jobs that most of us will never be considered for. Meaning, these posts concern people from or jobs for the top schools. The bulk of the jobs out there and the bulk of the candidates, however, are not top tier. Where's the information on those schools/candidates? I know we read the blogs so let's start posting what we know or start asking around.
I second the comment at 5:23.Also, I was sitting on this information about interviewees for Cleveland, but since names are being posted I can also confirm Derick Becker (University of CT) is also being interviewed (Source- we're colleagues). Glad to see UConn's own is able to compete with a Cornell grad! No disrespect to Cornell- great school.
Forgive me for asking about something that is quite a few posts back- I'm catching up with the posts. But what does SLAC mean? Second tier? I'm just trying to decipher the lingo here. I'm hoping to be on the market soon (next year) so I'm interested in how this this site works and helps candidates.
SLAC: Small Liberal Arts College, or is it Selective Liberal Arts College?
I agree about the dominance of comments on the top-tier jobs, but I think that's largely a function of those departments having grad students. My sense is that they provide a lot of information for this blog (and I thank them for it). Lower level state schools and SLACs are less likely to have grad students and other observers who are dialed into blogs and other rumor networks.I wish this weren't true, though, as I get tired of watching the same handful of often unpublished Ivy grads snap up other Ivy or top-tier interviews, while no news comes out about those that I would consider true dream jobs.Hopefully, the moderators will let this comment go through. I'm not naming names, and I think it's a sentiment that is widely shared.
in response to the question about less "top tier" jobs- the idea that only the top tier places have grad programs and therefore the rumors would not get out sooner seems to not make sense, as ostensibly almost everyone who gets an offer/interview for a junior position is in some kind of grad program and the word would get out, and therefore someone would post the information on the blog. 2 students in my program (a big well known public University) have interviews but I am reluctant to post that information. I think probably self-promotion/colleague promotion is less common place than grad students posting on their own department's candidates. Perhaps because you don't want to put your friend's name out there without her/his permission but have no qualms about doing it for a relative stranger. Just a thought.
I agree with the point made at 7:58; most of the info comes from those in the know and the SLACs don't have grad students spreading the word. But surely we know people, recent hires, old friends, etc. where we might find this info. The more important point is to not let the discussion be dominated by top tier positions and candidates. Candidates being considered at the SLACs will certainly have some info to pass on. Even knowing that interviews are being conducted is useful. So if you're being interviewed post it! I work at one of the SLACs with a job opening here. I'll certainly post what I know when I know it (I'm not on the hiring committee).
That "blue wiki" claims that interviews are being scheduled at Minnesota-Twin Cities. Can anyone confirm that? The deadline was not even two weeks ago, and I imagine they have a ton of applications because it is open rank.
Re: Minnesota. Our information suggests that the wiki is correct. See the tally board for a similar rumor.
Any news on North Texas, New Orleans, Texas Tech?
The Wiki says that UW-Madison has moved on its search, but nothing here or on the Big Board... any news?- Unrelated to the Wiki: Any news on Syracuse?
Is there any information on the Vermont position? Anyone up in New England have any information on that one, such as whether they are considering junior or senior faculty? (The position is listed as open on the big board). Thanks.
Re: 5:09 PM, October 27, 2007Chin up! I'm in the same boat (degree in hand, second year on the market with limited "bites" last year), and haven't heard squat either. Ditto for my office mate, though not in IR. The advice my advisors and well-wishers share is that you (or I) have a leg-up on the competetion. Your dissertation is done, and you've presumably have a *real* job, with perhaps some added pubs or syllabi to show for it. Plus, your job talk probably spit-shined to perfection by now. That can't hurt! Of course, such encouragement goes for little when that phone ain't ringin'!
Re: MN-Twin CitiesI know from a good source that MN preferred to hire Jr. and that becuase of that they would be moving quickly. I presume that they have been reviewing applications as they come in.
North Texas is meeting this week for the junior IPE/CPE search. Calls should be going out in roughly a week or so. The senior search deadline still has not passed.
SLAC = Selective Liberal Arts College. More specifically, it means "Selective Liberal Arts Consortium," which includes Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Claremont McKenna College,Colorado College, Davidson, Dickinson , Franklin & Marshall, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Oberlin, Pomona, Vassar, and Washington and Lee. As it's used here, my guess is that it's meant to apply to top-tier liberal arts schools.
Here's a question which I haven't seen answered: how many applicants are there out there in IR/Comparative? There are approximately 200 jobs listed (regardless of rank), and perhaps 20-30 of those are either Full or Associate; 72 are open. 150 of them are Assistant (numbers don't add up because they're not exclusive categories).How many applicants are there out there? Even if we assume the top 40 PhD programs each have 5-6 people coming out (some more, some less), we're looking at a potential application pool of about 200-240. Does that sound about right?
You're not taking into account non-top 40 places, nor are you considering those (like myself) who are back on the job market after several years in the field.
That sounds reasonable, but everyone is not applying for every job, obviously. Maryland's rejection letter said they received something just over 100 for the junior IR search.High prestige schools (Ivies, the Middlebury types, etc.) probably get more, while lower tier or geographically isolated schools get less. For instance, at my geographically isolated school, we usually get 75 or so applications on our searches.
The other factor to consider is how many searches are unsuccessful... this must be a high proportion of searches at top schools, no?
anyone heard anything about the Georgetown IO job?
I realize I was not taking those people into account; I merely gave an estimate based on a couple simple assumptions, and am looking for information on how far off that estimate actually is. Just interested.
5 or 6 per top 40 school seems high. At my university there are only 2 IR/Comp people on the market (and they are likely not applying for the same jobs).
Fotini Christia (Harvard) is interviewing at MIT.
At mine there are 14 IR/CP individuals in the job market.
San Diego State has contacted their long shortlist.
C'mon, there have to be a bunch of people on here that are on search committees. You can leave out the name of your university, but how many applications for your positions (at what rank) did you receive?
Six IR/CP or CP/IR people at mine.
As someone on SDSU's long shortlist, any idea if they've actually sent invites?
Daniela Donno (Yale) is interviewing at Georgetown SFS for the IO opening (source classmate)
from an internal berkeley e-mail about upcoming talks:Wednesday November 28 @ 12pm - Michael Tomz (Stanford)
Katja Favretto (UCLA) has talks at SUNY Buffalo and Rochester (source: classmate)
Jacques Hymans is interviewing at MIT, presumably for a tenured position.
Has UCLA scheduled talks?
Anyone know anything about Williams or UMass? Any interviews scheduled yet?
Word around here is that Loyola Marymount has at least one interview scheduled.
U. Chicago invited Plagge(Rochester)for an interview (source from Chicago dept.)
Any news from Lewis and Clark on their searches? Bowdoin?
My understanding on the Lewis and Clark position is that they are finalising their short list but won't be scheduling for a few more weeks. But that came from a conversation I had with someone who is applying to the Intl Affairs position so I can't say much about the other openings, which are in Pol Sci. Presumably this person simply e-mailed the dept and asked about the status of the review process (I know that no official e-mails were sent out about it and to my knowledge she doesn't know anyone in the dept who would be passing on informtion). So, since we've all been asking about how to get info on the SLACs, maybe some of us could simply e-mail them? Dunno. Is that a bad idea? Might seem pushy. Or, if you are applying, it might look like you are really interested. Who knows?
How abaout Austin College or Wabash?
Update on 3:37 on the L&C IA position. It's definitely in the rumor category. My friend is being coy about how she came by the info. So take it for what it is. I, for one, think an e-mail might settle it and that goes for any position.
One other thing that you must include in the math of potential applicants that drastically drives up the number: in addition to the just graduated, first year on the market, you've also got your been out a year or two in a post-doc or visiting gig and back on the market (often because such individuals didn't get a TT job the year before for whatever reason), and you've then got your climbers, took a TT job at a less-than desirable (for that person) place and now looking to parlay the spot into a TT job at a more prestigious or better located school.So that 200-240 range is probably more like 300+
FWIW, my guess is that Austin and Wabash must have already contacted people. I heard their plan was to call people in Oct., bring them out for interviews in Nov., and have a hire by Dec.
Someone is posting on the wiki that Jessica Weeks received and declined an offer from Colorado. This is not true.
alex weisiger has a talk at MIT.
I just noticed that Scott Wolford, who seems to be a relatively hot job prospect this year, graduated from the University of Transylvania. I thought it appropriate to point that out.
thanks, 7:06, I was just wondering.yeah, I guess that's the difference b/n the wiki, where anyone can post whatever they please and a moderated board.
I've heard that Harvard is making calls today. Any confirmations?
5:32 - By "Austin" is this "college" or "UT"?
Wabash has scheduled at least one interview.Source: classmate.
When did Wabash start scheduling?
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