Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The 2020 Faculty Jobs List: 5 positions and first open thread

The 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 5 research/teaching positions.

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

In 2020-2021, we will be adding teaching professor positions, targeting positions that demonstrate an intention to renew permanently, 3 year terms and a promotion ladder and/or are titled "assistant teaching professor" or "associate teaching professor." We are adding community college positions if they explicitly offer tenure.

The 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List finished with 557 positions and 80 teaching professor positions.

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

8 comments:

  1. Did Long Beach cancel their search for last cycle? I feel like they waited too long to start interviewing people last year.

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  2. Good point, I plan on applying this year. Thanks for setting this up so earl!

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  3. Anyone know what's happened to UMN Duluth the materials/polymer hire? I can't tell if they completed their search 'last' year

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  4. Good luck to everyone applying this year...

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  5. First time going through the process and looking to land at an R2/MS level institution. Any advice? Like don't make your cover letters/other materials so specific to the university that it seems like blatant pandering, push for explicit information on the tenure expectations, red flags to look for, etc.

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    1. I disagree-- you should make your materials as specific as possible. Show the university that you did your research on them and you're actually interested in the position. What research equipment do they have? What courses will you teach? Who will you collaborate with? Is there a teaching center, Diversity & Inclusion center, etc. you can use as a resource? If you're sincere about why you're applying to that job, it won't sound like pandering. Something too generic will make it seem like your uninterested and are just applying to as many positions as possible to increase your chances of finding a job.

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  6. so anyone think there's actually going to be hiring this year (decade) bc covid budget wrecking/hiring freezes? maybe its time for us all to to call it and learn to be HVAC repair people?

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    1. I'm optimistic that the jobs being posted are going to be quite secure. It seems like a lot of places are choosing to fill some gaps with adjuncts if they aren't sure about the long-term status, so hopefully places hiring for tenure-track are committing for the long haul.

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