Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The 2021 Faculty Jobs List: 327 research/teaching positions and 63 teaching faculty positions

The 2021 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 327 research/teaching positions and 63 teaching assistant professor 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.

On April 21, 2020, the 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 556 research/teaching positions and 80 teaching faculty positions.

To see trending, go to Andrew Spaeth's visualization of previous years' list.

Want to talk anonymously? Have an update on the status of a job search?  This will the the home of the seventh open thread, which opened on April 20 at 6 AM Eastern.

Don't forget to click on "load more" below the comment box for the full thread. 

21 comments:

  1. Let me start this thread. Anyone heard from UT-RGV after the 2nd round interview?

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  2. Has anyone heard back about the functional material position at Syracuse after the final round interview?

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  3. Anyone heard from Northeastern University after their INVEST search done by the College of Science?

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  4. Anyone knows anything about the status of the searches at SUNY Cortland, Fairleigh Dickinson U, and University of New Haven?

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  5. Illinois Institute of Technology is scheduling screening interviews.

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  6. How do these interviews work once the spring term ends? Is there still a seminar talk or any interaction with or feedback from students?

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    1. I've only "met" with the students at 1 out of 4 of the interviews I had (for a liberal arts college).
      Only a few students participated at my teaching sample and research seminar at another MS granting institution.
      Aside from the students attending the research seminar, I wouldn't know of anything else.

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    2. I've tried (unsuccessfully) to have teaching samples removed from our candidates' schedules. For one, it's really hard to simulate active learning pedagogies like flipped classrooms or team based learning when the only people in the room are other faculty. There's also a decent amount of research that points to an instructor's enthusiasm for the subject being a good indicator of sustained teaching effectiveness. If I had my way, we'd just have a standard seminar to gauge energy and communication skills, then discuss pedagogy in 1:1 interviews.

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  7. Still no offer at this time point after two on-site months ago, does that mean this season has been ended?

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    1. I am still hoping for someone to release their offer.

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    2. I would think so at this point, especially if you've not been contacted to provide a budget proposal or any other updated documents that the chair or dean might need. On the other hand, there could be other factors at play that might not be apparent. At my institution, for example, the office of diversity and inclusivity has become a bottleneck in recent years, especially if the chair recommends that an offer be extended to a non-minority candidate. I'm not being critical of their work or purpose, just pointing out that they have to file a lot of paperwork documenting efforts to hire underrepresented candidates and justify why an underrepresented candidate was not selected as the first choice, all of which takes time. This may or may not apply to you, but it's just an example that comes to mind.

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    3. Is it common that there are still many people having multiple offers at hand at this time of year? I am still waiting for a place where I was told hirable but not the top one...last hope

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    4. I've had 3 offers in the last 14 days. Accepted 1, withdrew from the other 2 and from other 3 places I had a final interview but no offer yet. A couple were not tenure-track, including one of the offers. So yes, sometimes interviews, time and decisions to go to an offer pile up. I tried my best to release my place as soon as everything was set in motion.

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    5. Several of the positions listed in the spreadsheet only closed within the last few days, so interviews probably haven't even been scheduled yet. I doubt that there are many R1 offers still up in the air at this point, but some of the late-season openings are probably still being filled.

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  8. Any news from University of Akron?

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  9. SUNY ESF - offers given to two candidates

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  10. Hi all. I have been applying to faculty positions in Chem/Biochem and have not heard back. I was wondering how much it hurts my chances that I have never had fellowship funding as a graduate student or postdoc. For reference I have 10 publications (5 first author) over the last 10 years, and based on peer/advisor feedback my application package documents are in good shape. Do any of you have a similar CV? Any anecdotal evidence of people getting faculty jobs without fellowships in the past?

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    1. Yes, people get positions without having past fellowship funding and it is rather common. For candidates in NIH funded fields, a K99 does make a good impression, but not having one definitely doesn't eliminate you.

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  11. University of Maine scheduling prelim interviews.

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  12. What's the fastest turnaround anyone has ever had for an application?
    My shortest time between application and phone interview: 40 days (I ended up getting this job)
    My fastest rejection: 10 days after the application close date. I'd laugh if I weren't crying.

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    1. Shortest between application and first-round interview: 1 day (also ended up choosing to take this job)

      I submitted my application some 10 days after their deadline -- fortunately they were open-minded enough to not throw it out.

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