Tuesday, September 09, 2008

2008-2009 Job Rumors (September)

This is what it all comes down to: the kickoff thread to post job rumors for the 2008-2009 season. Remember the rules (and to check them if you're confused), such as:
1. all comments are moderated;

2. we seek confirmation before posting rumors concerning lateral moves;

3. source your rumors, e.g., "I overheard someone in the hall saying that his friend heard from another fellow at Belfer that her friend at Big State University knows the administrative assistant at Small Liberal Arts College who said that they were interviewing...." or, more likely, "source: the candidate";

4. keep it clean.
Also, remember that we sometimes inadvertently violate our own policies, that we appreciate emailed rumors, that we will always keep our sources confidential, and that threatening to sue us only makes us mad.

At the risk of repetition, we note that no one has a "legal right" to keep information about his or her interview a secret. If you're tempted to claim otherwise, consider a simple fact: if we find out about your interview, it usually means it already isn't much of a secret.

We often try to accommodate reasonable requests to hold information. We believe, moreover, that our attempts to operate in good faith account for the high-quality information we receive. We are very good about honoring requests to hold rumors by people who send us those rumors.

But do not assume that our team is made up entirely of powerless first-year graduate students (although it might be... we're not saying) and that making absurd threats against us won't engender blowback. We know some people who are very good with voodoo dolls.

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Anonymous said...

first!

(got...to...stop... reading...perez...hilton)

Anonymous said...

the new 2008-09 tally board says that North Texas has scheduled interviews for either its middle eastern politics search or its human rights search. Does anyone know if this is true? Or, is it a placeholder for the fully-formatted big-board? I thought the deadline wasn't until Monday!

Anonymous said...

UNT's Mideast search committee has not even scheduled its first meeting yet.

Anonymous said...

UNT's deadlines are on September 15. The committees will not be meeting until all applications are in. If you are interested in applying, submit your applications soon, even if they are not 100% complete.

Anonymous said...

UC job seeker news from a vice-chancellor on budget issues:

"Unlike many health and social services providers in California, the University of California is currently receiving state funds, and UCLA has adequate cash flow to meet payroll and other essential expenses.

"However, until a final state budget is enacted, it is difficult to predict whether UC will be subject to 11th-hour decisions by the Legislature and the governor and how those decisions might affect UCLA’s current budget planning.

"Most of the questions have fallen into four broad categories, so I will address them here.

"1. Departments are continuing to assess their staffing needs within available resources. To provide temporary salary savings and thus minimize the potential for layoffs, many UCLA departments are participating in UC’s Staff and Academic Reduction in Time (START) program. The program allows employees to volunteer to reduce their time while retaining full retirement service and paid-leave credits.

"2. We do not expect that funding will be available for cost-of-living salary increases for faculty or staff this fiscal year, or for merit pay increases for staff or management. Merit reviews for ladder-rank faculty will proceed this year as in the past, and individual faculty members eligible for merit or promotional advancement this year will receive approved increases. Any salary actions for exclusively represented employees are subject to the collective bargaining process.

"3. While the governor has proposed that the salaries of some state employees be reduced to minimum wage, UC is not planning any actions related to the governor’s executive order.

"4. At their September 2008 meeting, the UC Regents are scheduled to continue discussions of policies related to the likelihood that contributions to the UC Retirement Plan will need to be restarted in the future. The amount and timing of employer and employee contributions has not been determined.

"No contribution is planned for the current 2008–09 fiscal year, which started July 1. For the past two decades, there has been no need for either UC or its employees to contribute to the UC Retirement Plan."

Anonymous said...

In the summer, I heard a third-hand rumor that William and Mary might open an IR search this year. Has anyone else heard anything about a possible opening there?

Anonymous said...

There likley will be an opening at William and Mary within the next year or two, but probably not this year according to a friend in the department.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does there seem to be an unusually high number of job postings from universities in Texas? Does this say anything about the state of the economy in TX versus the rest of the country?

Anonymous said...

Yes, 6:37, it certainly does. Texas is doing well, other large states less so.

Anonymous said...

The State of Texas' coffers are doing quite well thanks to the oil money.

Anonymous said...

Also, a number of schools in Texas (led by A&M) have made growing the size of the faculty a major priority. Increasing faculty size is the obvious, if expensive, way of increasing quality and reputation of a university.

Anonymous said...

General question. If a school has a Sept 15 deadline, about how long on average does it take for schools to get to the interview point? I figure if they have such an early closing date for the search then they must want to get the search done and a job offered quickly. But I have no idea of a timeline.

Shame all of those jobs in Texas. Why does it have to be Texas? Too hot...

Anonymous said...

Last year some of the Sept 15th deadline schools seemed to start making calls at the very end of September/ 1st week of October. However, every search committee is unique (precious little snowflakes all), and they all move whenever they feel like moving.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:57 AM (really?).
There's no way to know when committees will move, but hopefully you'll hear about interviews here on the rumor mill.

To give you a sense of how long even the simplest things can take, I received a rejection letter from one DC school from last year's search just THIS WEEK.

Anonymous said...

Rejection letter this week for a job from last year? Ouch. I think if it academics were running job searches in corporate America they'd have been fired long ago. But at least you got a letter. I've had interviews where I never heard back from the school.

On time lines (one word or two?), no consensus? Ok. If I hear anything I'll pass it on.

Anonymous said...

Yes, if academics were running corporate America, then corporate America would be in really bad shape...uhh, never mind...

Anonymous said...

Texas schools aren't doing well because the state is collecting money; the state provides less than 20% of its state universities' budgets. The reason the schools are doing so well has more to do with the tuition deregulation that kicked in a few years back.

Oil money from the Permanent University Plan only goes to the UT system and the A&M system.

Anonymous said...

How about actual rumors. . .does anyone know if any of the Philadelphia-area schools are hiring in IR this year?

Anonymous said...

On the Philadelphia schools, Penn is definitely not hiring in IR this year, although they plan to have additional searches in future years (yes, not much help right now). Not sure about other places.

Anonymous said...

On Philly schools: Villanova had an ad out for an IR/Africa position last January or so. The deadline, I believe, was Sept 15th, though.

Anonymous said...

Ads that genuinely expect serious regional expertise from an IR major always seem strange to me. In the major programs, IR majors can get a decent general comparative minor, but without languages or foreign travel. Those doing serious regional study usually, in turn, don't do what mainstream IR folks would consider IR. Who are these departments expecting to be out there?

Anonymous said...

I once hoped that they'd be looking for someone like me, who combines both IR & CP with regional specialization including language skills. I once took seriously those grand speeches about the need to break-down the boundaries between sub-disciplines. Unfortunately, the market seems to still prefer people who can be easily pigeon-holed into doing one sub-subdiscipline extremely well over those who cover more ground, but in somewhat less depth. My experience suggests that this holds both with regards to research universities AND liberal arts colleges.

Anonymous said...

To 6:21 -- It's a developing expectation that you should at least be able to teach both fields on the undergrad level. Not specialized classes, but at least the introductory courses. The convergence of comparative and IR at some basic points might allow for this. At the upper levels however it's a bit of a push.

Ask for twice what you need at the outset and in the end you might just get down to what you want.

Anonymous said...

Yes, many schools are combining comparative and IR, at least at the undergrad level. Whether this is good or bad is debatable, but it's clearly happening.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to announce that I've suspended my job search, and I'd ask all others to do the same. At this time, we need to come together as IR scholars--not as realists, liberals, or constructivists, but as IR scholars--and figure out why there appear to be fewer jobs this year. I'd ask you all not to give any job talks until this crisis is resolved.

Anonymous said...

12:59pm....What are you smoking? Whatever--please, by all means go ahead, everyone stop looking for a job. In the meanwhile, I'll be coming together with myself to resolve the crisis of finding a job so that I can support my family. If that is not meant as a joke--somebody better call a proctologist to help get that person's head examined.

Anonymous said...

How about Multi-tasking.....you should be able to deal with a crisis such as this, live your life, give job interviews, work on research papers, and fret over when the phone will ring.....

Anonymous said...

12:59 here. Sarcasm, people. Sarcasm. Step away from the ledge, 2:47. Step away from the ledge.

Anonymous said...

Is Michael Tomz staying put at Stanford? Or still considering some of his (many!) outside offers?

Anonymous said...

I believe Tomz is still considering outside offers (source: APSA hallway gossip).

Anonymous said...

Question for NCState...There was an IR job posted in July. It's now gone from APSAnet and is not on the online app system at NCState. There is an APSAnet NCState public policy job listed now, but it also is missing from the online app system at NCState.

Have both searches been canceled? Has the IR search been canceled?

Anonymous said...

The NC State search has been canceled.

Source: email from the chair

Anonymous said...

Phil Potter (Browne Center postdoc, UCLA PhD) has a talk at Harvard. Overheard at UCLA.

Anonymous said...

Harvard? Never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

Who else has Harvard talks?

Anonymous said...

Camber Warren has a talk at Harvard.

Source: Duke grad student.

Anonymous said...

Ok, aside from Haavaad, any rumors about other interviews being scheduled?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Camber Warren give a job talk at Harvard last year too?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Camber Warren gave a job talk at Harvard last year as well.

Anonymous said...

That's peculiar.

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily. The committe deadlocked last year. Schools do sometimes interview the same candidates again: the composition of a committee changes, the pool of applicants shift, candidates' portfolios change, and junior candidates become "less junior."

That being said, I'd like to ask the moderators to prevent this from becoming a specific discussion of the merits/demerits/circumstances of one or more job candidates.

Anonymous said...

Who got the Davis talks?

Anonymous said...

Who's on the market from Belfer and CISAC?

Anonymous said...

To be frank, why should we be talking about Harvard anyway?

If you are really a contender for a job there, you're probably not slumming it on the Rumor Mill with the rest of us, anyway. You have friends and connections to tell you what you need to know.

So, let's get back to the jobs that the other 99.9% of us have a shot at.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 4:12, hate the game, don't hate the playa ; - ) You are embarrassing yourself!

(As much as one can do that on an anoymous blog.)

PS - Ivy Leaguers hang out here too...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have to say that as someone linked in with the networks that 4:12 refers to, I've spent plenty of time on this blog. Networks in political science are far from perfectly connected, even for the most connected people.

Also, when it comes to interviews at Harvard and similar places, it's worth noting that one reason for interest is that early interview announcements at top schools help other schools calibrate -- just as candidates are trying to get a sense of where they might get a job, so departments are trying to figure out who among the range of candidates in whom they might be interested they'll have a reasonable shot at landing. Seeing this process from the other side, there's a lot more strategy than I anticipated when I was on the market.

Anonymous said...

I heard that BU is now in a hiring freeze. Can anyone confirm that and whether it applies to the IR job there as well?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the BU job is going ahead:

"The university, which employs 8,000 people, has roughly 200 to 300 staff openings, said Mercurio, expecting more specific analysis today. All faculty searches already authorized, as well as dorm security and campus police positions, will continue, and the jobs should be filled, he said."

I think the market next year is going to be worse.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm whether the University of Iowa and Iowa State have decided on candidates? Their deadlines were the end of September and middle of September respectively.

Anonymous said...

Who are the Michigan Ford School candidates?

Anonymous said...

11:51: I wouldn't panic yet. I don't have specific knowledge about those searches, but one week (Iowa) or even three weeks (Iowa State) may only get them to a short list.

I would start wondering in about another week for Iowa State, another three for Iowa. As I said, this is not based on specific knowledge, just experience on both sides of searches.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if SUNY Albany and Florida State scheduled interviews for their IR Assist Prof. positions?

Ben Smith -- search committee member said...

The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure track position in International Relations (IR) at the level of Assistant Professor. The search is open to candidates from all IR subfields. We seek candidates with superior promise who combine original and rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching and graduate student mentoring. The Ph.D. degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should submit the following: (a) a cover letter; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a graduate transcript; (d) a statement of how their work is innovative, creative, and/or addresses contemporary debates in the field; (e) a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available; (f) a sample of current work; and (g) three letters of recommendation to:

International Relations Search Committee
Department of Political Science
University of Florida
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7325

Application deadline: November 14, 2008; Anticipated start date: August 2009.
Reference # 00006017.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution, and actively seeks applications from qualified women and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. For more information on the Department, visit our web site at http://www.polisci.ufl.edu. (Please visit http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm to complete a voluntary Applicant Data Card.)

Anonymous said...

I heard that one of the Ford School candidates is Stephen Nelson. Source: someone at Cornell.

Anonymous said...

Philip Potter (UCLA) has a talk at Michigan Ford School.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Potter again steps up to the Sorting Hat!

Anonymous said...

Has Georgetown made calls yet?

IR Rumor Mill said...

Yes, at least some have been made. We've noted it on the Tally Board.

Mike said...

Any idea if the Georgetown calls were for the senior (tenured) or tenure-track hire in security studies?

IR Rumor Mill said...

Our source referred to a junior candidate receiving an interview offer. That's all we know.

Anonymous said...

What happens to MSU? Is the IR job search still open?

Anonymous said...

Caitlin Talmadge has an interview at Georgetown.

Anonymous said...

Any news on smaller schools? I remember seeing ads from the likes of Elon and Richmond. Any small school searches canceled, any interviews?

Anonymous said...

Past experience suggests that you are not as likely to get good rumors on these blogs from smaller schools, R2s and LACs. With no grad programs, there are far fewer people "in the know" (such as fellow grad students) who would be willing to offer-up spicy nuggets of information.

Anonymous said...

re: 1:27, very very few people on market from Belfer this year - most have jobs already or are a year+ away from the market.

Anonymous said...

Keren Yarhi Milo (UPENN PhD; Belfer fellow) has an interview at Georgetown. (Source: colleague in her department)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Keren!

Anonymous said...

Leeann Powner (Michigan PhD) is on campus at Creighton today.

Anonymous said...

Who else has Georgetown interviews?

Anonymous said...

Michigan State closed their IR search because Colaresi is returning to the department in January.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Northern Iowa?

Clair Apodaca said...

WOMEN'S STUDIES and the DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Florida International University, Miami.

The FIU Women's Studies Center seeks an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR for a tenure-track position in Women's Studies, with a possible joint appointment in Politic and International Relations. We are interested in candidates with the following specialization: Gender and Human Rights and/or Democracy.

Starting date is Fall 2009. FIU, a Doctoral/Research Extensive University, offers over 200 academic programs in 12 Schools and Colleges and enrolls over 38,000 students. FIU is a public research university in a dynamic and cosmopolitan urban area. Women's Studies offers a B.A., undergraduate and graduate certificates, and is working toward a Master's program (http://wstudies.fiu.edu ). The Department Politics and International Relations offers a B.A., MA and Ph.D. Normal teaching load is two courses/semester.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD; evidence of scholarly promise and teaching excellence; ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in Women's Studies that integrate studies of gender, race, nationality, sexuality, disability, and class, and willingness to participate actively in a diverse and lively community of feminist scholars. Ability to teach one or more of the following: Introduction to Women's Studies, Feminist Theory, or Gay and Lesbian Across Societies.

Candidates should apply through the university website at: https://www.fiujobs.org There you can upload a letter of interest highlighting your research areas, teaching interests and experience, and other relevant background. Also, please upload a CV, and a writing sample (of no longer than 25 pp.). Please arrange to have three recent letters of recommendation sent to:

Women's Studies Search Committee
Women's Studies Center, DM 214
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Send inquiries to: Prof. Laurie Shrage, Director, Women's Studies, lshrage@fiu.edu Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on January 5, 2009.

FIU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer

Anonymous said...

Colaresi is returning? From Colorado, right? Very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Is Colaresi really going back?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Colaresi will be re-appointed spring 2009, which means the MSU IR search is off. Source: email from department.

Anonymous said...

The Big Board says that Valparaiso has contacted its short list. Can anyone confirm this? I don't care about names, just if they've made contact.

IR Rumor Mill said...

Recent activity transferred from wrong comment thread:

1. Does anybody hear if Florida State scheduled interviews for its IR assist prof. position?

2. Yes, FSU has already scheduled interviews. Source: email from department.

3. Did UC Merced schedule interviews for its IR position, yet?

4. Any rumors about the Dartmouth IR search?

Anonymous said...

University of Puget Sound posted for another international political economy hire this year. Anybody know if this is an additional hire or some sort of continuation of the search they did last year?

Anonymous said...

"The Big Board says that Valparaiso has contacted its short list. Can anyone confirm this? I don't care about names, just if they've made contact."

I don't know if this is confirmation, but I recieved an email with the following as the first paragraph. I hope this helps answer the question...


Thank you very much for your interest in Valparaiso University. I have read your material and we think that you would be a candidate we would consider for the position. We have had many applications for the position and as part of the process of narrowing the field, I thought I would explain a bit more about us to make sure that you are genuinely interested in teaching at a place like Valparaiso University.

Anonymous said...

I also received the above e-mail from Valparaiso. Not sure how many they sent out.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that email from Valparasio means a whole lot. I think a lot of people got it. At least, I did, way back in July after I sent in my application, and so did a friend of mine, in August after he sent his. I am not saying that it goes to everyone, but he and I are so different I sincerely doubt we were both on the short list, especially since there couldn't have been a short list in July. Anyway, the rest of the email basically says "the job sucks, are you sure you want it? Please reply." I think its a creative tactic to weed out candidates, but that's all I'd read into it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is the e-mail. And it's fairly daunting: to their credit, they are *very* clear about the department, its obligations, and the university environment. Partly because it was so truthful about what I could and could not expect, I removed myself from the shortlist.

Anonymous said...

I asked the question about Valparaiso and I also got one of those emails before I interviewed with them at APSA. I was told that the email was designed to thin the herd. I actually want the job a Valparaiso, so the email didn't put me off.

Anonymous said...

Bryan Early has an interview at the University of Northern Iowa. (Source: Colleague at Belfer).

Anonymous said...

Texas Tech University has begun scheduling interviews. Source: email from department.

Anonymous said...

Wake Forest has begun scheduling interviews. Source: email from department chair

Anonymous said...

Jason Lyall has an interview at Chicago (source: grad student at Chicago)

Anonymous said...

Confirmation here on Valparaiso as well. It is a 4-4, they want to be clear about it and only talk to those that are still serious after knowing it. At least that's what I got out of it.

Anonymous said...

What search at Chicago is Jason Lyall interviewing for? CP? IR? That new initiative?

Anonymous said...

Will Walldorf has an interview at Wake Forest. Source: friend of the candidate

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jason! Long live SWAMOS and its children!

Anonymous said...

UT Austin has scheduled interviews (source: grad student in the department).

Anybody know who got called?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about smaller schools? Richmond? Suffolk? Valparaiso? Quinnipiac? Lycoming? For those of us orienting ourselves toward the teaching market. I know the rumors on these schools are fewer and far between, so no lectures on that score please.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah I just set up a brand new Blogger and the script was on every page. This is probably Google tracking people not an Analytics account set up by anyone to track people here.

No need to panic people.

IR Rumor Mill said...

We've migrated the discussion of the analytics tracker to the IR Rumor Mill Discussion thread.

The resolution, at least at this time, is that this is a google-installed tracker associated with their comment functionality, and not something anyone else has access to. We've checked a number of other comments sections on blogs and they all have the same script.

Anonymous said...

Johannes Urpelainen from Michigan has an IR talk at UT Austin.

Anonymous said...

I second the request for more rumors about the SLAC teaching-first positions. Not all of us end up at research universities.

Only thing I can report so far is that chairs at Quinnipiac and Lycoming agreed to accept late applications next week.

Anonymous said...

Did anybody hear about the Middle East search of University of North Texas?

Anonymous said...

The UT Austin candidates are:

Camber Warren, Princeton post-doc

Johannes Urpelainen, Michigan

Jennifer Erickson, Cornell

Lindsay Heger, UCSD

Anonymous said...

It's hard to get rumors about SLACs because there are no grad. students to leak the information.

Anonymous said...

Any word on Dartmouth?

Anonymous said...

Full Time One Year Position in IR/Environment

The Department of Government of the College of William & Mary invites applicants for a full time appointment in International Relations/Environmental Politics at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. Applicants from all theoretical and methodological perspectives are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be for the Spring and Fall semesters 2009. The position may be continued dependent on performance and funding for Spring semester 2010. The successful candidate will teach one section of International Environmental Politics and two sections of Introduction to International Politics during the Spring 2009 semester. This is a full time position with benefits.

The Department of Government consists of 21 full-time faculty members, and graduates more than 150 students each year with a major in Government. Students majoring in International Relations and Public Policy complete a substantial number of their courses in the Department of Government. The College of William & Mary, the second oldest university in the United States, is one of the nations most selective institutions. It enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and professional school students. Salary, research support, and teaching responsibilities are highly competitive. The position is contingent upon final funding approval.

Materials should include a letter of application, a current CV, at least three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience, and samples of scholarly writing. Please send materials to Michael Tierney, Department of Government, College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795. Review will begin on October 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. The College of William & Mary is an EEO/AA employer.

Anonymous said...

Hm... words on Dartmouth.

Dart
Mouth
art
mat
dour
hour
road...

and if you switch the components to Mouthdart, it could be a biological defense mechanism.

What other words are in Dartmouth? Come on, it's fun!

rat
tar
tad
...

Anonymous said...

Yale is interviewing Slantchev (UCSD) for the senior IR position. Source: he told me.

Anonymous said...

Johannes Urpelainen from University of Michigan has in IR talk at Rice.

Anonymous said...

Christina Schneider (currently post-doc at Princeton) has an interview at Rice

Anonymous said...

Did anybody hear from UNT's Middle East search?

Anonymous said...

Slantchev and Schneider interviewing at Rice.

Anonymous said...

Dara Kay Cohen (Stanford) has an interview at Harvard. (source: a classmate of hers)

Anonymous said...

I heard BYU is scheduling interviews. Anyone know who they are inviting out?

Anonymous said...

U of Alabama is scheduling interviews. (source: from the department)

Anonymous said...

does anyone know anything at all about the MIT search?

Anonymous said...

What happened with some of the early deadline searches? Dartmouth? Northwestern? Chicago?

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Glazier is interviewing at BYU (source: colleague at UCSB).

Anonymous said...

Mark Schrad (Illinois; Wisconsin Ph.D.) has two interviews scheduled, one at Iowa State.
(Source: Overheard department conversation).

Anonymous said...

University of Iowa has scheduled interviews. Source: email from department.

Anonymous said...

...Just got the letter confirming that the Michigan State search is no more...

October 10, 2008

...I want to thank you for your interest in Michigan State. Unfortunately our junior position in IR has been withdrawn, and we will not be hiring this year. I do expect that we will be reposting this position next year. If your personal circumstances permit, I would hope you might consider reapplying.

Sincerely yours,

Richard Hula
Professor and Chairperson

Anonymous said...

overheard in computer lab that mit has asked people for additional materials -full dissertation. is that common? does that mean this person got shortlisted? how likely is a call at this point? thanks

Anonymous said...

Did the American University job on U.S. Foreign Policy short-list or was it cancelled?

Anonymous said...

Yes, asking for additional material is fairly common. And, yes, receiving that request likely means that the department is very interested in the candidate. Just because you don't receive that request doesn't mean, however, that you are not under consideration (sorry for the triple negative). Different people send different amounts of stuff at the outset, and some people are easier calls than others.

Anonymous said...

Rochester has made calls

Anonymous said...

Bryan Early (Belfer/UGA) has an interview at SUNY-Albany.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who Rochester called?

Anonymous said...

UNT mideast had 9/15 deadline... still no action from them? news?

Anonymous said...

One of their own

Anonymous said...

Any word on Arizona State's IR search?

Anonymous said...

Johannes Urpelainen (UMichigan) has an interview at Texas A&M (heard from a classmate).

Anonymous said...

Iowa State (IR): Schrad (Wisconsin)

Anonymous said...

Heger (UCSD) also has a talk at Iowa State.

Anonymous said...

Any word on what is going on up in Canada? How are the IR searches at Simon Fraser or U-British Colombia going?

Anonymous said...

Richmond is scheduling phone interviews from their initial short-list. Source: I am one of the candidates

Anonymous said...

Christina Schneider has an interview at Rochester (hallway rumors at Princeton)

Anonymous said...

Re: Canadian searches. I received an email from UBC that my app was complete and that the review of files would not begin until after the deadline of October 31.

Anonymous said...

Which position at Richmond (security or institutions) is referred to above?

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Erickson (ABD, Cornell) has a talk at Iowa State as well.

Anonymous said...

On Richmond, I got an email about phone interviews for the security search.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the University of Toronto search?

Anonymous said...

Laura Janik has an interview at the University of Northern Iowa. Source: colleague from department at UConn

Anonymous said...

Thania Sanchez (Columbia) has a talk at University of Iowa. Source: colleague at Columbia.

Anonymous said...

Has Dartmouth made calls yet/who have they invited?

Anonymous said...

Jason Lyall has an interview at Harvard (source: graduate student at Harvard)

Anonymous said...

I can confirm that Schneider is interviewing at Rochester (pretty much public knowledge at Niehaus)

Anonymous said...

I heard from a friend of a friend that Dartmouth has scheduled talks.

Anonymous said...

Any news from either MIT or Columbia? It's almost 3 weeks past their deadlines now...

Anonymous said...

I've heard 2 names as rumors for MIT's methods job:
Jens Hainmueller (CPE/IPE, Harvard)
Oeindrila Dube (Civil conflict/PE, Harvard)

no idea about their security search.

Anonymous said...

In addition to the status of the security position at MIT, does anyone have info. on the following security searches: Arizona State, Northern Arizona, or American?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Princeton's search?

Anonymous said...

come on somebody knows something about mit's security search. cough it up, please.

Anonymous said...

no email has gone out to the MIT department about the security search, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Has Duke contacted people yet?

Anonymous said...

The MIT methods calls have been made. The MIT general IR (not security) search is still ongoing

Anonymous said...

Things sure seem quiet out there.
...
Yeah... a little too quiet.

Anonymous said...

somebody on poliscijobrumors website claims that unt has moved ahead in its mideast comp/ir search. confirmation?

Anonymous said...

University of Toronto has made calls.

Anonymous said...

I assume this is what an earlier post meant, but Slantchev is interviewing at Rochester.
Source: Department Gossipmonger

Anonymous said...

The poliscijobrumors website also has a post that claims the University of Alabama has already made offers on their IR position. Any confirmation of that?

Anonymous said...

Iowa:

Thania Sanchez (Columbia)
Autumn Payton (Ohio State)

Anonymous said...

Iowa State is also interviewing Jennifer Erikson from Cornell (Source: a classmate)

Anonymous said...

Wake Forest has scheduled interviews.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Northern Illinois IR search?

Anonymous said...

I can confirm that UNT has indeed contacted candidates for its Middle East search.

Anonymous said...

The wiki says U. of Toronto's interviews are "underway or scheduled." Is this true? And do we know who they've called?

Anonymous said...

University of Michigan has scheduled three interviews. Source: I am one of the candidates.

Anonymous said...

There was a rumor here that phone interviews were underway at Richmond, but the tally board does not reflect it and the Wiki has not mention of it... Moderator: What's the status of this rumor? Any efforts to confirm it underway?

Anonymous said...

Dartmouth has made calls (Source: Rumor 3rd hand from Dartmouth faculty)

Anonymous said...

Re: U Michigan- Did they call for their pure IR search or the IR/Comparative search? (Or the methods search?)

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the University of Toronto for being so quick about alerting failed candidates that they are out of the pool. If only all schools were so quick...

Anonymous said...

This post has just been advertised at the University of Cambridge.


David and Elaine Potter Lectureship in Human Rights and Governance

(Assistant Professor and above level)

University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for the newly-established David and Elaine Potter Lectureship in Human Rights and Governance, with a particular focus on human rights in Africa, from 1st July 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be based in the new Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), which is being formed by the union of the Centre of International Studies and the Department of Politics. Applications are welcome from any discipline relevant to the study of human rights and governance.

....

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £34,793-£44,074 per annum (pay award pending).

Further information about the Department of Politics and the Centre of International Studies can be found at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/ and http://www.intstudies.cam.ac.uk/. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Gamble amg59@cam.ac.uk or Professor Christopher Hill cjh68@cam.ac.uk

Further particulars may be obtained from the SPS website http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date: 24 November 2008. Interview date: 9 January 2009.

Anonymous said...

Richmond is indeed conducting phone interviews. Source: I am a friend of a candidate.

Anonymous said...

Interviewees for UNT's Middle East search:

Seda Demiralp (American)
Anne Peters (Virginia)
Sean Yom (Harvard)

Source: email to grad students

Anonymous said...

Friend of Richmond interviewee: Is your friend a security type or a governance type?

Not splitting hairs, just trying to ascertain whether the two positions are being filled concurrently (bad news for governance types) or consecutively (good news for governance, bad for security candidates not yet contacted). Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Friend of Richmond interviewee here.

My friend is up for the global governance position. No idea if security is consecutive or concurrent.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. There's already been confirmation that Richmond has called on the security position. News that it has called on governance means that it's probably safe for both sets of applicants to cross UR off the "waiting list."

Anonymous said...

Dartmouth has definitely scheduled interviews.

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Anonymous said...

What's the update on the search from American University?

Anonymous said...

The African politics job at Cambridge University has been re-advertised. New deadline is Nov. 24th.

Anonymous said...

Heather McKibben has an interview in South Carolina. Source: heard at Pitt last week

Anonymous said...

Duke has made calls.

Anonymous said...

Any follow up on Richmond after the phone interview? Have they finalized the list for campus visit?

Anonymous said...

The folks at Richmond told me when I had a phone interview at the end of last week that it would be another 2 weeks before invites were made -- need to have department meeting and get Dean's approval.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. So, no information on who has made the final list, right?

Anonymous said...

Updates on the UCSD IR/PS slot?

Anonymous said...

9:07, no information here on who made the final UofR list.

Anonymous said...

The wiki is listing Colgate as having made calls...any confirmation of that? Have all their candidates been contacted?

Anonymous said...

Any word on the UCSD IR jobs? I haven't seen them on the tally board either...

Anonymous said...

Colgate has now disappeared from the wiki, not sure what that means.

Anonymous said...

Rafi Youatt (UChicago) has an interview at the New School for Social Research. (source: friend of candidate)

Anonymous said...

Any word on UC Riverside or UC Irvine?

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the Northwestern IPE position or the UC Riverside IR slot?

Anonymous said...

UCSD made calls this morning (source: friend of candidate).

Anonymous said...

The wiki has posted the names for the UCSD IR search:

Driscoll; Cohen; Warren; Schneider; Hafner-Burton.

Does anyone know if this is for all their slots or only some of them?

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