Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 463 research/teaching positions and 29 teaching faculty positions

The 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 463 research/teaching positions and 29 teaching assistant professor positions.

Want to add a position? Here's a Google Form to enter positions. In 2019-2020, 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." As of 9/20/19, we are adding community college positions if they explicitly offer tenure.

See an error? Please contact us at chemjobber@gmail.com

On November 13, 2018, the 2018 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 458 positions.

Here's a link to the first open threadhere's a link to the secondHere is a link to the third open thread, which will close on Tuesday at 12 PM Eastern. This will be the fourth open thread, which will close on the Tuesday after it reaches 200 or more comments.

UPDATE: thread closed at 6:53 PM Eastern, new thread here.

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253 comments:

  1. People applying to faculty jobs in California, how do you plan to afford living there?

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    1. Well, I went to grad school in San Diego making 30k.... can't be worse than that!

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    2. With difficulty! I did my undergrad in the bay area and even in the last 5-10 years the cost of living has really gone crazy. Most people I know on academic salaries either live far from campus and commute to save on rent, or they live closer in an apartment or some kind of co-housing situation and then cut out costs e.g. owning a car, or they have a partner in tech/biotech.etc.

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    3. (OP here) I grew up and went to college in NorCal, did grad school in SoCal, now doing a postdoc a few states inland. My fam is still in NorCal, and I would love to be closer to them, but the cost of living has spiraled out of control the last five years, and it's worrisome.

      I feel like 30k in grad school five years ago, and ~80k in adulthood in 2019 are kind of different scenarios. I am a lot closer to my reproductive expiration date, so kinda have to start considering the financial aspects of having a family.

      Co-housing and car-free sound like a good ideas! Commuting from far away sounds like death tho. My partner also has a Ph.D. in chem, but not sure that he's particularly stoked about seeking a lucrative job.

      Seems like some schools have faculty housing options, but I'm guessing the wait-lists for those are as bad as Section 8 wait-lists in CA.

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    4. I married rich.

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    5. If you get a faculty job in the UC system and you are a first-time homebuyer, the UC Mortgage Origination Program (MOP) makes home ownership do-able, even in expensive markets like SF or LA.

      If you are in the CSU system...yeah you're gonna need to marry rich...

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    6. (OP) Lol (a very sad lol) I'm mostly applying to CSUs and PUIs. =[[[[[

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    7. Honestly, haven't thought that far... Need an offer first.

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    8. @3:23PM totally agreed

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    9. I told my wife that I had a phone interview at a bay area school. She immediately pulled up zillow, looked at it for about 5s, then shut her computer and said "yeah, don't sweat it if you bomb this one". Not much point in interviewing if we can't really afford to live there. Even if we could just barely pull it off, what's the point? How is someone supposed to buy a house or raise kids with those costs.

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    10. @6:18 Yea, I feel like unless you have some deep ties to the area, probably not worth it.

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    11. Some CSUs have faculty housing programs to make it affordable to live near campus.

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  2. A friend of mine at UC Santa Cruz got 50K towards a house down payment as part of her package. Now, 50K isn't exactly a huge amount in California, but this seems to be something that can be negotiated.

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  3. University of Georgia is scheduling Skype interviews for Organic... In December

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  4. UC Riverside has conducted Skype calls for the Assistant Organic position

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    1. Oh well, guess I didn't get this one this year

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    2. Right there with you...

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    3. Thought about applying there this year, but probably would have ended up in the reject pile anyway. Congrats on getting the interview!

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  5. Not many R1 interviews reported yet. Is it because all of us are excluded from shortlists?

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    1. Absolutely not clear to me what is going on this year. Last year I had several phone interviews by this time. None so far...

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    2. Right, it seems like most R1 departments are really taking their time.

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    3. This is funny to me because I'm applying to both chemistry and earth science departments and I feel like the earth sciences are moving even slower. It's the second month of endless apply-wait cycles, I have only one on-site out of 40 apps, and I feel like it's seriously impacting my productivity.

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    4. Definitely feels that way to me. I have heard nothing. My advisor is quite confident I would get something and I did interview before... I hope her confidence in me is not misplaced. Or maybe I just managed to spend a month making my proposals worse than they were before.

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    5. I am doing the second time as well. I have seen much more openings in my field than last time, so I have many more interviews than last time. I feel like top R1 schools have almost finished their screenings, but the second tier ones have just started their reviews. I hope all of us have a good luck this year.

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    6. @8:19PM What field? Most deadlines in my area are around Nov. 1-15 and I don't think they are still reviewing applications.

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    7. https://twitter.com/Chemjobber/status/1194400336493985792

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      TTU: junior biochem search: on-site interviews, senior search is in early in the year
      VaTech: scheduling onsites now

      Private comments:

      R1 #1: on-sites scheduled, starting now
      R1 #2: just scheduling onsites
      R1 #3: screening next week/onsites in early 2020
      R1 #4: no progress yet
      R1 #5: on-sites scheduled, starting soon

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    8. @8:19PM I am in theory. Most of my deadlines are between Oct 1st and Nov 1st.

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    9. Thanks, Chemjobber. I just want to say I really appreciate the extra time and effort you put in for strangers like us going out on the market.

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  6. Mississippi State optoelectronics (joint physics/chemistry) is starting to schedule Skype interviews.

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  7. Stanford ChEM-H is scheduling Zoom interviews.

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  8. VTech had priority date of Nov 1. Just trying to understand the timeline, did anyone have a phone interview with them and if so which area?

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    1. Chemjobber just posted a few comments up that VaTech is calling to schedule their onsites this week.

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    2. Oh my bad, you were asking about the phone interviews presumably before the onsite calls...

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    3. OP: Yeah, I'm just trying to understand how they moved so quickly and wondering if this is normal or not. Seems not normal, but who knows...

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    4. I know last year they did phone interviews before on-sites. Maybe the top candidates are just not on this forum so information is lagging?

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  9. Perhaps the silliest question, but do these places literally call? I'm asking because I'm traveling in Europe and I'm concerned enough to think they wouldn't email if your phone is off....

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    1. They usually email. I received all my invitations for video/phone interviews via email.

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    2. I've gotten several remote and on-site interviews through calls. I appreciate the personal touch, but as you said, sometimes I can't get to my phone. Worse yet, they tell me every detail while we're on the phone and don't send a follow-up email with details...then I feel unprofessional having to email them back and say "Wait, did you say X or Y?" So when they send a follow-up email with the details of what they said, I am thrilled. When they email first and say "is there a good time to talk?" that's even better!

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    3. OP: Yeah I got one phone interview via email last year. I hope they'd send an email if they can't reach me...

      Thanks for the fast replies!

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    4. I've gotten 6 video interviews so far, and only 1 called first and then followed up with an email. I would hope they would send the email if they went as far as to call you and you didnt answer.

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  10. I usually googled the number I missed, and emailed back if I found it belongs to a faculty member. It worked twice for my two onsite invitations this week:-)

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  11. Temple University had priority date of Oct 31. Did anyone have a phone interview with them for asist prof?

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    1. I knew that someone (URG) had a phone interview before the priority date. I myself also applied, but did not hear back.

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    2. What is "URG"? If that's an identifiable set of initials, it will be deleted.

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    3. Temple started scheduling remote interviews for assistant professor position.

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    4. Hey CJ - I'm not OP but as far as I'm aware URG/URM = underrepresented group/minority

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    5. OP: non-identifiable, but please delete the comment. Thanks

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  12. Anyone have an update on University of Tampa (Assist. prof, organic)? Phone interviews were a month ago.

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  13. Could you guys share your experiences from your first on-site interview, please? Particularly at PUIs. What did you learn from the first interview (dos and don'ts)? What was most helpful during your preparation? How did you follow up? What do you feel the committees liked most about you? If you got an offer from your first ever on-site, what do you think was most effective in helping you get that offer?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Do ask every clarifying question you can before you show up. For example, if you have to give a teaching demonstration, is there a chalk/whiteboard AND laptop set up in the room or just one of those? Definitely ask for your schedule within a couple of days and know about the people you're meeting with WITHIN REASON. I heard all this advice about, you know, write down everything you can about everyone you're meeting with and go in the bathroom before every meeting and read up what you wrote down and know all about their research...honestly, I did not have the mental capacity to do that. I tried to remember things about them that were relevant/interesting to me - if they used a technique I'd never heard of, if we worked on similar materials, had common collaborators, even knew the same people/coauthors - but I couldn't see that anyone was turned off if I couldn't remember what their research was at the time. You're meeting with what seems like a thousand people in a day or two - everyone was very understanding that it's hard to keep it all straight. I've also had very few people at PUIs that wanted to talk specifics about their research with me. At PUIs it's less common to have overlap in disciplines anyway - they were either more interested in talking about their/my experiences teaching and/or mentoring undergraduates in research in general, why I was interested in the topics I proposed, how I planned to adapt my research to the PUI resources and environment. People also really liked getting to know what I like to do for fun and spent a lot of time telling me "If you are interested in X, we have that in this city; if you like Y, you can go 45 minutes over to the next city" There were a lot more conversations like that than I thought there would be.

      I solely applied to and interviewed at PUIs and only had two cases (out of 8 on-site interviews) where they had a separate research proposal talk for faculty only. Usually they want you to do one talk about your previous research experience and sort of briefly tie it to the things you plan to explore in your independent career, and they want to see how you can relate this to an undergraduate audience. My very first interview had it separate where you did a research talk for students and faculty and then a proposed research talk just for faculty - that second talk was ROUGH. It was hard because I have obviously never seen anything like that, and even practicing it with my current group (at an R1) couldn't really prepare me for what they'd be interested in knowing at a PUI. They were much more interested in "How long does it take to get results? Where will you find funding?" - I was surprised that I pretty niche technique I had proposed, somehow one of the current faculty knew about and then did try and poke holes (very politely, not at all aggressively) in what I was proposing. Luckily I knew how to answer the questions since I'd worked with the technique a bit and they seemed pleased with the answers. Even though I thought it was very rough, that department went on to make me an offer and later told me that they were impressed with how well I'd thought it through even though I really felt like I could have done more.

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    2. I'm still anonymous at 1:27, part 2:

      I do think the bigger part of it was my affect on students - maybe I'll humble-brag here a bit, but I spent a LOT of wee hours on the research presentation geared toward undergrads (my first on-site had a VERY quick turnaround so I didn't sleep much beforehand) and it wasn't easy to put together. I had some references to relate my research to things I thought students knew, a quick visual demo to explain a technique I use a lot, some YouTube videos to explain applications, and I even talked about some TV shows students might have been familiar with that use the same thinking I do in my research. That is absolutely the way I teach so I didn't think it was phony to incorporate things like that, and the best compliment I got from students at the end was that they learned/understood something new and felt comfortable being 'taught' by me because the material was accessible to them. I really think it helped to make some impact on the students.

      Honestly, hearing about people's R1 interviews being aggressive (sometimes! I'm sure this isn't always the case) I was pleasantly surprised at how truly enjoyable my visits were. It's stressful beforehand, but being on campus, talking to students, talking to faculty, talking to administration was really enjoyable each time. To be honest, I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I know how to be extroverted, I know how to talk to people and I enjoy being social. I did follow up with some thank you emails and after spending a lot of time with the faculty, it wasn't difficult to personalize the emails as I could remember what we'd talked about because it really was enjoyable.

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    3. 1:27pm again, one more thing: I will say bring a list of resources/equipment with you just in case. Several times they didn't ask for it in advance but it was a good thing to have. This doesn't have to be a budget, and in fact I didn't put prices on lots of things because it would depend if I could find it at a neighboring university or if their current instrumentation could be slightly modified to suit my needs, but I wanted to show I knew what I needed. I also listed external resources - national laboratories, current collaborators, and colleagues in the area/state who may be willing to let me use instrumentation or provide other support. Some of the techniques I proposed there is no way you would find them at a PUI, but I wanted to show I'd thought about how I would go about getting it done. Again, they really want to see that you have thought out how this will work at a PUI.

      Anyway sorry for the tomes, I just want to help, OP! I do feel like information about PUI interviews/preparation is lacking so I hope to share anything I can that could help.

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    4. Don't be surprised if they walk you into a broom closet and say this will be your research space.

      Mostly kidding, but I was led into a room that looked like a cleared out office, and didn't understand what we were doing there. I think my lack of understand, slow realization what what got me the axe.

      Also in the few that I interviewed in (before landing one) they were much more blunt trying to get the fit right with non-scholastic related questions: as in 'can you live in this urban/rural setting?' 'are you comfortable teaching general chemistry till your fingers fall off' there was a lot less nuance, and it has actually been very refreshing since. Good luck!

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    5. @1:27pm: You did 8 on-site interviews? Were they all this year, or are you including interviews from previous years as well? I am just curious, I didn't realize that so many PUIs move quickly enough that you could get 8 interviews done by mid-Nov.

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    6. @2:49pm, 1:27pm here: Trying to be vague...but these were all in one app cycle and include some in December. Many departments commented that they were pleased with getting on-sites scheduled so early, so it was a specific effort to do this pretty early on.

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    7. 2:49pm here: Ok I see. It's just that there are multiple hoops to jump in order to schedule an on-site interview, often the rate-limiting step is out of the department's control. So it looks like some PUIs are able to up their game by speeding up this process. Congrats on your successful job search!

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    8. 100% echo everything here. Overall, don't be dismissive about it being a PUI. Don't assume you can't do good research there or that you need to tone down your research. Have an idea of what publications you could get when (especially for departments with high research expectations). If you don't have a list of startup costs, put together one--I have 4 price points on mine and knew areas where I could be flexible. Be honest if you do or do not want to teach certain classes. Also be honest about how many students you think you can handle.

      Maybe most importantly, these schools are undergraduate-centered and you should be too. Be prepared to talk about why you want to teach undergrads, what classes you love, etc. Interact with the undergrads you meet--ask them about their plans, what they want, etc. Make sure any presentations you do are accessible to undergrads.

      If you don't do a teaching demo, be sure to include some kind of teaching in your research presentation! It's not always explicitly asked for. I tend to call it a "crash course in XYZ" and explain the main analysis technique (I'm analytical so it's a good place for me to do it).

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    9. @1:27pm, Thank you so much for the detailed response! That's actually super helpful and encouraging. I feel like a lot of the things you talk about I also mentioned during my phone interview, and that's likely what resulted in an on-site invitation. I wonder how the committee selects the finalist after the on-sites. If all three candidates are quite good, what can make one of them stand out.

      @2:15pm, yea, I can relate. I also failed my first phone interview pretty hard due to misunderstanding of the institution.

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    10. I think the most important thing is that you understand the position you're interviewing for... what does the school and the department value in their faculty? Do they want their faculty to engage strongly in scholarship/research, get funding, and publish papers? Do they just want students to work in the lab in the summer for experience but don't especially care if it gets published? Both of these types of schools exist and many in between. If you don't entirely know the answer to this question, ASK people about this at your interview... you can frame it as an inquiry about what matters for tenure review.

      If you don't do a teaching demo, then be sure that you're talking TO THE STUDENTS in the room. Your research seminar is also secretly a teaching demo in this case. They want to see how you give a seminar, but they also want to see how you engage a classroom environment. It's truly not so different in many fundamental ways. If you don't feel like you know how to teach, they probably already know that and some good PUIs provide internal prof dev opportunities to learn about pedagogy.

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    11. @3:51pm, it's usually a combination of feedback (from committee members, other faculty, and students usually) and quite a bit of how well the person fit. Usually there's a rubric the search committee uses. Sometimes it just comes down to something that can't be quantified.

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    12. The teaching demo is oftentimes a significant component. Be sure to practice it a lot and think about what questions students might ask to prepare. A solid chalk talk is often better than using the latest pedagogical technique if you are not experienced in using it.

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    13. @4:14, thanks for the great advice! For certain schools it's not obvious how much the faculty publish, because their profiles are either non-existent or not up to date. Perhaps that could be an indicator that the school doesn't place a strong focus on publishing.

      @4:16, yea that totally makes. Do you know what the rubric typically entails?

      @11:09, for sure. Thanks for the tip. Sort of nervous right now, because the committee still hasn't provided the teaching demo topic, and I have less than a week until the interview.

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    14. @11.31 - email them asap and ask. This is no time to be pussyfooting around things (but of course be polite about it)

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    15. @1:24, yea I emailed last night, and the response was essentially that they're swamped with things, so have not decided on the topic yet.

      Lol, hopefully I'll get the topic more than at least two days in advance.

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    16. As far as research, I would definitely SciFinder (some of) their faculty if their profiles are not up to date, which is common, it doesn't mean they aren't research active. Most institutions probably would like to see research/publishing activity even if it isn't their primary focus.

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  14. Anyone had phone interview with Univ North Georgia, org chem?

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  15. Bucknell has scheduled onsite interviews for their p-chem position.

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    1. Thank you for sharing! Have they emailed around already? I guess I failed the video call probably.

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  16. University of Toledo is scheduling onsite interviews for inorganic chem position.

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    1. Did they do phone/skype or just go straight to on site?

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    2. Not OP but straight to on site

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  17. Texas A&M is scheduling on-site interviews.

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    1. For theory/computational?

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    2. @11.59. Yes, for theory/computational.

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    3. Must the applicant do both theory and inorganic? Has anybody doing only experimental inorganic been contacted?

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    4. @1.31. I believe that they have two separate searches --1) theory 2) inorganic. They don't expect someone to do both.

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    5. @12.16. When was your remote interview?

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  18. Montana State is scheduling phone interviews.

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  19. Anyone knows if George Mason scheduled on site interviews?

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    1. Have they conducted remote interviews already?

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    2. About 3 weeks ago

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  20. Received an email rejection from Cal Poly Pomona (Analytical)

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  21. University of Rhode Island scheduling onsites.

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    1. Which position? Did you get phone interview before the on-sites?

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    2. Not OP, but physical. No phone interview.

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    3. Not OP, but organic. No phone interview.

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  22. Colorado College is scheduling campus interviews

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  23. Anyone have updates on UNCGreensboro "Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or Related Field-Assistant or Associate Professor-Tenure Track"?

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    1. I haven't heard anything since my phone interview...

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    2. They emailed this morning to schedule the onsite. Hope you got one too!

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  24. Would someone share the experices of WebEx Interview? This is the first time I get a WebEx interview, get a little nervours..Are the whole Search Committee will interview the candidate or just one? Many thanks!

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    1. For my video interviews, the whole search committee was present, and they recorded the interview so other faculty could watch it too. In both cases it was for a PUI, but I believe that's the norm. Good luck!

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    2. @1:17pm Thanks!

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  25. Any news on the UC Davis LPSOE position?

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    1. I have not heard anything either.

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    2. Any news on the UC Davis organic position?

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  26. Has anyone heard from Towson after their phone interview (Clinical Assist. Prof, Gen Chem)? Their timeline had campus invites going out earlier this week.

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  27. Has anyone heard from:
    U Delaware (inorg)
    Purdue (inorg)
    GWU (pchem)
    The list is getting shorter :(

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    1. From one internet stranger to another, keep your chin up! You only need 1, and don't count yourself out prematurely.

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    2. @1.35 - thank you, internet stranger! I'm a bit too negative, I know this. And honestly, part of it is bookkeeping, too. Waiting is annoying.
      Good luck on your search!

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    3. U Delaware requested references a few weeks ago but haven't heard anything since.

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    4. @2.07 - did you get an email about the references or did your letter writers tell you about this? I guess that's a no for me, then.

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    5. i am pretty sure delaware automatically requested references upon submission of the application

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    6. Purdue scheduled skype interviews several weeks ago.

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    7. @2:46: I knew about the analytical remote interviews, did they do the inorganic ones as well?

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    8. Yeah, I'm inorganic

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    9. Delaware is scheduling onsite interviews.

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  28. Has anyone heard from:
    Cincinnati
    U Denver
    Wayne State

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    1. Haven't heard from U Denver, skype requests for Wayne were sent out very recently.

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    2. I interviewed with Denver last fall, before they cancelled their search, and I wasn't contacted until December for a phone interview.

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    3. Cincinnati's deadline was 11/1, it'll take them a bit longer. I didn't apply to either of the other 2.

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    4. I applied Wayne State and U Denver too. Heard nothing yer from these two...

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    5. University of Denver just sent out invites for phone interviews.

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  29. Any words from Miami University (OH)?

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    1. Scheduling interviews now

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    2. @3:19PM Remote interviews for bioanalytical position?

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    3. Onsite interviews for bioanalytic

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  30. Anyone hear from the Canadian schools yet? UofT, McGill, UBC, UVic, etc..

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    1. u Toronto already did onsites a month ago

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    2. UBC already sent out skype interviews last week (field: machine learning in chemistry).

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    3. UVic did Skype interviews and is scheduling on-sites now

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  31. for r1 applicants - i am sort of wondering what the distribution regarding number of video calls thus far looks like. I got 1 skype interview from my 27 applications thus far, and I guess i'm not sure if that's an ok sign, or a bad sign?

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    1. 25 applications - 4 video calls (3 with R1s and 1 with an R2) and 2 on-sites scheduled for December

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    2. 22 applications (R1s only), one Skype interview that lead to an on-site.

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    3. I've applied to 80 across multiple fields.. chemistry, is the only one that has deadlines pass. I'm at 2 skype interviews, 1 onsite scheduled.

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    4. 50+ applications- 2 remote interviews and zero onsite so far.

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    5. 30 applications, so far I've had 3 remote interviews, which has led to one on-site attended (R2) and one on-site to be scheduled (R1).

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    6. I've applied to 78, some of which recently had priority dates and some with priority dates tomorrow (11/15) and I've had one Skype interview that has resulted in an on-site coming up soon. I'm sort of at the intersection of fields, so I'm casting a wide net. I'll hang in there if you hang in there!

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    7. I have 50+ applications, received 7 video calls (3 turned into onsites later) and 2 direct onsites. I am in theoretical chemistry. I applied to some R1s, some R2s, and some PUIs. Finger crossed that I can end up with something.

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    8. ~50 applications, all R1, 2 phone interviews which turn into onsites, 3 direct onsites.

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    9. To be honest, I think it is a bad sign. I am in similar situation with you. I should start to look for industry jobs next month.

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    10. I have about 50 applications out, mostly R1 but some R2 if they have the right resources. I apply under 4 fields but do not expect a lot of interviews (strong research, wrong PhD institution). So far I've had 3 remote interviews at mid-level R1s, but most of my priority dates were less than a month ago. My adviser is still very optimistic. If you are even considering applying to industry, I would start NOW! Hirings are often delayed or even cancelled and can potentially take 6 months from application to hire.

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    11. Ahhh the mythical straight to onsite interviews how I wish I knew thee

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    12. I am in the similar situation, ~30 applications out, only two remote reivews so far.....I guess it is a bad sign

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    13. To those with 4+ interviews -- in which area(s) are you applying and when were your priority dates? Thanks.

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  32. University of Rhode Island is scheduling onsites for the organic position.

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  33. It looks like Stanford has chosen their top-choice candidates, their calendar now has 3 recruitment seminars.

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  34. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is scheduling remote interviews.

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    1. Organic in my case (I'm not the OP).

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    2. Has anyone heard from the P-Chem position?

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  35. Has anyone heard from Notre Dame?

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    1. I haven't, I was wondering the same thing.

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    2. Anyone for the analytical position though?

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    3. @12.05A - what do you mean? I don't think ND had an inorganic opening?

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    4. @2:09 PM-inorganic/materials

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  36. Has anyone heard from Chemical Engineering? Or we just discuss chemistry positions in this thread?

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    1. Princeton has conducted Skype interviews. UC-Irvine has already done onsites.

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    2. 6:49 PM, is this answer referring to chemistry or ChemE positions?

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    3. @at 6:49 PM, Thank you for sharing.

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    4. @7:00pm Sorry, these are all for ChemE departments.

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  37. The annual AIChE meeting is this week, likely there will be more activities on the ChemE side soon.

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    1. Was not able to go to AIChE meeting. Wondering if I still have a chance?

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  38. Has anyone heard from UPenn after remote interviews?

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    1. UPenn has scheduled their on site interviews

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  39. Clemson is scheduling Skype interviews.

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  40. UNC Greensboro is scheduling onsites.

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  41. Has anyone heard from GaTech after remote interviews a couple weeks ago?

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    1. They said they would inform the applicants by the end of November with on sites planned early next year. Or at least this is my recollection of what was said...

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    2. I skyped with them yesterday, they said we would hear back by end of Nov / early Dec

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  42. UC Davis or Baylor organic positions. Anyone heard anything from either?

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    1. Baylor has scheduled remote interviews.

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  43. My interview is mid next week and I have not received a topic for my mock teaching lecture. Should I be worried that I'm the least favorite candidate?

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    1. I definitely wouldn't take it as a personal matter, but it may be that they are either not super on top of their stuff or a bit careless when it comes to helping their candidates.
      What I would for sure do is email them ASAP and ask about this - you should have the topic before the weekend so you can prepare.

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  44. Any news on the ChemBio position at Indiana U?

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  45. I heard that ChemE jobs are usually later. I met someone during AIChE who told me Princeton will start reviewing and discussing the candidates in late-Dec to early-Jan. So don't worry.

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  46. Penn State Behrend is scheduling phone interviews

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  47. I assume VT have made their calls?

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    1. Also wondering this. Has anyone heard anything?

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    2. I haven't heard anything either

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  48. Denison and Cal Poly Pomona (Analytical) scheduling campus interviews

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  49. Can anyone speak to University of Denvers failed search last year. Was it because they lost their candidate or was it funding issues?

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    1. I phone interviewed there last year. Based on that, and the comments on here from last year, it doesn't seem like they ever moved forward with onsites. We all got emails in like February saying the search had been cancelled. It may have been funding, but I know personally that they are filling a position from a professor who didn't get tenure, so I assume it shouldn't have been funding. Maybe they just weren't interested in us last year?

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  50. Anyone has heard anything from this short list:
    Louisiana State University
    University of Mississippi
    West Virginia University
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Wichita State University

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    1. Ole' Miss has scheduled Skype interviews for their open search.

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    2. What area/rank?

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    3. I'm 9:18 and not particularly helpful because I'm computational/physical/inorganic/materials so maybe someone with less interdisciplinary research can help narrow it down. Assistant professor.

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  51. Have an offer, very interested in it, but was also very excited about other universities I had on-sites with whose timelines were slightly later...is it reasonable to contact those search chair(s) and ask about my status? I know it's reasonable to do in general, but I guess my question is what outcome can I actually expect? If these other universities already offered the position to someone else, would they even be able to tell me?

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    1. well, congrat! :] i say it doesn't hurt to email and ask for an expedited decision. If you were their 1st choice, you will get an answer right away. if you were the 2nd choice, then they will just tell you to wait...so you can get the hint.

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    2. Yes, contact the other searches and explain the situation. Likely they'll let you know about their timeline. You can also ask for an extension on the deadline for a decision on your current offer, that's a pretty common request in negotiations. You're more likely to be able to get a deadline extension than an expedited decision.

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  52. Has Cal State San Bernardino contacted anyone yet?

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    1. Also been waiting to hear from them...

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    2. I got an email from them last week that I was missing a rec letter. So they're probably just going through applications now?

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    3. Oh nice! Thanks for the info.

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  53. Berea College and Salve Regina University are scheduling WebEx/Skype interviews, Gwynedd Mercy University is scheduling phone interviews

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  54. Got an interview next week where the mock teaching lecture will be on an "interactive" white board. I've never used one before. Could anyone provide tips for first time users in this high-stakes setting?

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  55. Anyone hear back from Louisville (analytical position)? Skype interviews were over a month ago.

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    1. Haven't heard anything yet either since the call

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  56. Anyone know about:
    Boston College (chemical biology)
    UC Santa Barbara Bioorganic Chemistry
    Oregon Health Sciences University
    UT San Antonio
    San Diego State
    University of Minnesota Med Chem

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    1. I applied to the first two and haven’t heard anything at all. I think someone here mentioned UCSB had done phone interviews.

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    2. SDSU biochem search reached out to schedule zoom interview on 11/16. UCSB structural biochem search reached out to schedule zoom interview on 10/29, the same day as the previous post, making me think that post was about structural biochem, not bioorganic

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  57. Fordham University if scheduling onsite interviews

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  58. Anyone know what's going on with Yale, Carnegie Mellon, or Purdue (Inorg)?

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  59. Anyone know what's going on with Oakland University's faculty search for the biochemistry AP position within the Department of Biological Sciences? Applications were due by Oct. 1.

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