Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 2019 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List Start (3 positions) and Open Thread

The 2019 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 3 positions.

Want to help out? Here's a Google Form to enter positions.

The 2018 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List finished with 552 positions.

Want to talk anonymously? Have an update on the status of a job search? This will serve as the open thread.

Otherwise, all discussions are on the Chemistry Faculty Jobs List webforum.

13 comments:

  1. @CJ
    The Coalition of Next Generation Life Science has posted various data (demographics, admission, attrition, and graduation rates) for their PhD programs, including chemistry. The coalition currently consists of nine elite institutions, including some Ivy League and Big Ten.
    http://nglscoalition.org/coalition-data/

    Here is the December 2017 article in Science Magazine which describes the founding and mission/objectives of the coalition: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6369/1388.full

    Hope you and other readers find this information pertinent and interesting. I was surprised by some of the data!

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  2. Hey,
    this year, can we add a column for "date added", so we can easily find new entries? I think this would be easier on you guys (thanks for the hard work!) as well as more reliable/flexible than the "highlight in yellow" paradigm.

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  3. I would love if the stats at the bottom were cross-tabulated for the three variables of category, specialization, and rank.

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  4. What are our thoughts on going out on the academic job market more than once? Does a failed first search make you less attractive in a second one? Does the reason why the first search failed matter?

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    1. Unless you're the golden boy from a megalab and applying only to top-20 schools, most places won't know anyway if you tried last year. Presumably, though, if you tried last year and are considering trying again you have probably relaxed your standards.


      I got an offer on my 3rd try through the ringer. This was most likely related to finally getting several nice papers out the door. The first cycle I didn't have many papers out, none yet from the postdoc, and didn't get any interviews. Second cycle I had a few papers out, but not really good ones, and almost got an offer (interviewed, was selected by the faculty vote but the search was canceled by the dean). Third cycle I got an offer, probably since I finally got nice papers out in high profile journals.

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    2. I was on the market 3 years, didn't get a TT until my 3rd try. Had visiting positions previous.

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    3. There is noting wrong going for multiple job search seasons. If the rule was one-and-done, there would be many failed searches (both for institutions and candidates). Make sure you use the feedback you received from the previous search (if you got any) to make your search better this year. Or, if you weren't successful at all to receive any feedback, then take the silence as something and not just do the same as before.

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  5. Chemjobber, is there enough interests in your blog audience to start curating a chemical engineering faculty list?

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    1. We had one in 2016-2017.

      I think there might be some interest, but not necessarily a ton. If you would like to start one, I'd be happy to publicize it for you.

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    2. Sure, I can help with the curating of the list!

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    3. Sounds good. Please e-mail me at chemjobber@gmail.com

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    4. May I suggest including Materials Science & Engineering as well? I think both ChE and Mat Sci tend to be equally adjacent and relevant for chemists.

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