Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The 2022 Faculty Jobs List: 1 research/teaching position

The 2022 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 1 research/teaching position. 

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

On June 9, 2020, the 2021 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 5 research/teaching 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 serve as the first open thread. 

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

218 comments:

  1. Good luck to everyone applying! Here's hoping it's more normal with in-person interviews and more positions posted compared to last cycle.

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  2. I saw this pop up today on my linkedin. Assistant professor (Inorganic Chemistry) at Rice University https://apply.interfolio.com/89507

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  3. Do anyone knows who was hired in Auburn and Syracuse comp. Chem. positions? Its not there in Chemistry Bumper cars?

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    1. I'd be interesting to know too. I had initial interviews with both schools but didn't get to the second round with either of them lol

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    2. I have a feeling that Auburn cancelled their searches. I was invited to a second round interview at Auburn for their experimental pchem position, but they never scheduled it and ghosted me when I followed up with them.

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    3. Auburn made a hire in experimental physical chemistry (Chris Grieco) but didn't get anyone in the computational search.

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  4. For the BYU position: Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    BYU possibly has the least diverse chemistry department in US. All faculty members, as far as I know, are LDS church members (majority of them has a BS degree at BYU). I seriously doubt that a non-LDS candidate would have a chance to get an offer.

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    1. The same could be said of a lot of private non-secular schools. I seem to remember looking at smaller colleges and seeing similar statements about being Catholic, Methodist, Adventist, Baptist, etc. I actually think BYU would give a fair chance to someone who didn't share the faith, but was willing to forgo alcohol, coffee, tea, unmarried cohabitation, etc. The bigger question (not just for BYU, but any religious school) is whether a non-affiliated employee would want to spend their career there. There's a common sentiment nowadays that our workplaces should conform to our identities, but non-secular institutions can still legally express preference for an affiliate.
      On a side note, I also believe that folks at BYU get a raw deal during proposal and manuscript reviews because of implicit bias working against strongly-religious institutions and individuals. I know quite a few people who speak of BYU (and other religious institutions) with contempt and there's no way that wouldn't factor into a review.
      It would be interesting, though, to know how many LDS applicants there are. Is that a deep pool?

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  5. Middlebury College and its local community is a racist environment for faculty, staff, and students of color. Very few full-time Black faculty members (approx. 13 in 2020 including non-T/TT faculty) teach at the college and even less now after recent departures due to the racist climate at the institution. One of the recent departures occurred in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the college and involved a highly trained and accomplished Black junior professor that earned over $200,000 in external research grants. This professor's professional accomplishments in and outside the classroom was enough to earn tenure at similar institutions, but racism likely shaped this professor's experience at Middlebury College as it did in the case for another Black and Puerto-Rican faculty in a different department at the college: https://addisonindependent.com/news/departing-professor-details-campus-racism Candidates of color and majority candidates that value institutional diversity should think twice about working at Middlebury College.

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    1. The faculty member has moved on to a college in Western Massachusetts where she will be valued.

      That said, the diversity pendulum has swung too far in Western MA. At Smith College, for example, several dining workers were the target of a harassment campaign orchestrated by a black student who claimed racism on part of the college employees, saying that her life was threatened by police, when she was in fact in a restricted area and asked to move by an unarmed security guard. There was an external investigation into the case and the result was that no institutional or individual racism was found. The New York Times reported on the matter earlier the year in a surprisingly even-handed article.

      Whoever decides to take a faculty position in Western MA should be aware of this.

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    2. The described student's actions at Smith College are unfortunate, but there are many more documented and undocumented cases of racism experienced by students, faculty, and staff of color in Western MA and across the USA. Some false claims do occur, but they are usually resolved through proper investigations. However, true cases of racism negatively impact the lives of the people that are targets of racism at deeper and systemic levels. Faculty of color should not have to leave their positions and "start over" to further their academic careers due to hostile and unsupportive institutions that claim to support and embrace diversity and inclusion without meaningful success. Anyone that expects faculty of color to "pick-up and move" to an institution where they can be valued supports institutionalized racism and inequity. Growing and sustaining a diverse student body at an institution is difficulty without proportional/adequate representation of diversity among the faculty. Changing demographics in the USA and the need to be competitive in the global economy require institutions in the USA to do more to recruit, support, and retain faculty and students of color.

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    3. I've also got to pick up and move my post, and will be unemployed at Christmas. I'm a victim of bullying, undervalued and suffered incredible health consequences.

      I'm also finding it almost impossible to get a job. I've had a bunch of interviews recently when extremely junior people were given the post. The last time, the search chair openly told me I was short listed, but had no chance due to my gender.

      I'm also an older white man. Who do I complain to?

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    4. Well the situation described by Anonymous September 7, 2021 at 8:13 AM is unfortunate. Ageism can be an issue in the faculty hiring processs beyond the other "isms", but it is not clear exactly why you have to leave your current faculty job. Academic bullying and being undervalued is experienced by many faculty, especially junior and minority faculty, in toxic working climates. They are definitely experienced by many graduate students and postdocs who hope to join the ranks of faculty as well.The economics of faculty positions and higher education institutions sometimes lead to faculty reductions as well as program changes or eliminations. As an expert in a field of the chemical sciences, you may have research skills and/or leadership skills that may be usefully in industry, a nonprofit, or a government agency/department that support research and development. K-12 education is also in short supply of qualified STEM teachers and some former college/university instructors have made a career switch to that area of teaching if they are unable to develop or maintian a productive faculty research agenda in addition to college teaching. However, it is no secret that higher education instituions favor hiring junior faculty to maximum the return on their investment in start-up funding and ongoing faculty development. Senior faculty from any racial/ethnic and gender background are more competitive for coveted faculty positions at the associate or full professor level if they have an "outstanding" research record and/or major grant funding that can transfer to the new institution. Such cases usually occur as endowed chairs in departments/centers, but can be lateral institutional moves too. For any current faculty forced to seek new positions/careers, do consider options outside college/university faculty positions. There are very limited faculty openings in higher education each year and mutiple cohorts of candidates are competing for each position.

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    5. This was insightful. Thank you for your post.

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  6. FYI, the position at Boise State should have been posted as a 1-year visiting position. You have to dig deep into the HR system to find the actual language of the solicitation:

    "While the position is only temporary, we have multiple clinical faculty searches and a tenure track search that will occur this coming year, and whoever takes the temporary position would be eligible to apply (if they are interested). This position is a 1 Year Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in General & Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University. Primary job responsibilities will be to co-instruct physical chemistry laboratory classes (~16 students) and large lecture general chemistry lecture courses (~120 students/lecture). The position assignment is approximately 60% teaching of large lecture general chemistry classes (Fall semester CHEM 101/111); and teaching/lab coordination of physical chemistry classes (Spring semester; 2 lab sections); 35% course development; 5% committee/departmental service."

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    1. confirmed with department, removed

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    2. Wait, what?! Boise State advertised for that very position in Fall 2019, and now it's back, but only temporarily! They do have a fast turnover.

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    3. A clinical assistant professor recently left the department

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    4. (Current BSU employee here): Slight correction, not just clinical faculty, but also one TT assistant professor and two full professors. Rumor has it that a handful of T/TT faculty are eyeing the door as well. Interpret that however you will.

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  7. Is there going to be a ChemE list this year? Also, does anyone know if there is a list of Materials Science positions maintained anywhere?

    Thanks CJ for providing this service!

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    1. Yep, it's here.

      http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-chemical-engineering-faculty-jobs.html

      You're welcome, Anon!

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  8. University of Manitoba materials synthetic chemistry search has been cancelled: https://sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/faculty-and-staff/positions-available

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  9. University of Rochester search link does not exist. Maybe this position is for internal candidates only?
    https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions

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    1. Incorrect, I have confirmed with a URochester faculty member this is a live search.

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    2. Department of Chemistry isn't listed in this link, thus, no applications can be submitted.

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    3. It's listed now

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  10. Has anyone heard back from the computational biochemistry position at MUN?

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  11. Two questions about applying:

    1. If this is my second year applying, is it a good idea to list job talks from last cycle as "Invited Talks" on my CV, or is there a stigma to applying and being rejected?

    2. Has anyone applied to a Chemistry and ChemE/MSE job at the same university? Is there anything to be cautious about in doing that?

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    1. My department has harshly criticized colleagues who report job talks as "invited." It would be frowned upon here.

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  12. 1. Yes, list them. No stigma to applying and being rejected. It is a plus that you were invited for an interview, especially last cycle when few positions were available. FWIW, I was rejected (and by that I mean ghosted and to this day the application is still active in the HR system) the first time I applied to my current institute, second time I applied they were eager to hire me.
    2. I haven't, but the search committee would never know, go for it, no need to be cautious. At least at the R1 level, it is unlikely the either department would know you applied for the other unless you manage to land interviews with both. Even then, I can't see any drawback. Nonetheless, if one department is a good match for you an the other is a forced fit, I wouldn't recommend wasting time with the forced fit.

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    1. For the first question, would it be negative if you are applying for a much better place than the ones you interviewed in last cycle?

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    2. Interesting, I have two follow up questions that hope to see how people think/discuss.
      (a) If you had multiple job talks but with the same title, do you list all of them?
      (b) if in the same cycle, is it a good idea to list job talks from earlier applications for later applications? (in another word, do you disclose where you are interviewing)

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    3. (a) Yes, if you're going to list some, you might as well list them all. It's natural that all your job talks in a year would have the same title since you're probably talking about the greatest/most interesting/most relevant things you have done.
      (b) I wouldn't. It seems like there are ways it could go wrong since your applications would still be active.

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    4. I asked two faculty the question about listing past interviews and they both said not to do it, for what it's worth.

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    5. Sorry, replied in the wrong place. But, Faculty member here - list those talks. You were invited to give a talk, they count.

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  13. Anyone know what's going on with Tufts? Their university "Faculty Searches" page lists both open and inorganic searches, but no ads posted yet. https://asefaculty.tufts.edu/new-faculty/faculty-openings-school-arts-sciences

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    1. Tufts positions were just added to the sheet; postings on Interfolio.

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    2. Is it normal to apply to an open call and a specific call at the same school in the same cycle (such as both Tufts positions)?

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    3. To me, it would make sense to apply to both. I'm not from Tufts, so I don't know anything about their internal procedures. At my institute, we often have multiple searches going on and each search committee can only see the applications for the search they are working on, so if you were applying to my institute, you would be increasing your odds to some extent assuming you are a suitable candidate for both. An open search obviously overlaps with anything else. Internally, from the HR/admin position, these might be separate for approvals funds/startup etc, so even if the same committee is handling both and the committee likes your application, it gives them multiple pathways to get your application through to a possible hire.

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    4. Faculty member here - list them. You were invited to give a talk, they count.

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  14. Hi, would chemical engineering departments consider someone only with chemistry degrees? I make materials for biomedical applications, I am not sure whether this counts as "engineering" and whether I should also apply positions, such as listed as "all areas of chemical engineering". Thanks

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    1. I have the same question, too.

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    2. I think it depends on your PhD

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    3. From my experience, ChemE departments will consider people with chemistry PhDs, especially if your research would fit into a chemE department (i.e. polymers, echem, etc.). However, they'll definitely ask you questions about teaching fundamental chemE classes like mass transfer, fluid dynamics, etc. I applied in last year's cycle and got 2 offers, both from ChemE departments and I didn't get a single chemistry offer. My research was/is in biomaterials, so research fit is more in BioE or ChemE departments, but teaching fit is more in chemistry. I'm also doing a postdoc with a BioE prof, so I think that helped with the 'engineering dept fit' argument. Anyway, good luck!!

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  15. Maybe this was asked before, but how is it to become a faculty member at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia? It seems they are approaching a lot of people in the USA now. Salaries should be great, and no cost of living?

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    1. I may be stating the obvious here, but don't go there. I spent 2,5 years there, until quite recently, which was the most horrific time of my life. A short summary of facts:

      -It is a PR institute for a despicable regime, that killed a Washington Post journalist. Nothing more.

      -Any chemical takes at least three months to arrive. Nobody tells you that.

      -KAUST PI's are put as co-authors in papers with Western institutes, after the latter receive 'donations'. This happens at a large scale. Donations go up to millions of dollars.

      - People are forced to work to death. There is a special financial unit for shipping dead bodies back to the subcontinent (this is true). There are people who are able to ignore these things for a long time, but people with a conscience, fortunately most, suffer from seeing the atrocities. Most casualties are from the construction and gardening teams, whom are working in tremendous heat, wearing equipment. Both are not allowed to enter the supermarket, or other stores, where the Saudi and white people come. It's apartheid plus. I know many people who had nightmares over these things, months after they left the place.

      - KAUST used to have good scientists, but they have left. A heavily toxic environment between PI's, me2 situations are put under the rug, as well as the numerous issues of reproducibility. The war situation with Yemen hasn't helped either.

      - You will have trouble finding a job after KAUST, as I found out.

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  16. Does anyone know the job number for the Georgia Institute of Technology opportunity? The link goes to the careers website, not the actual posting.

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    1. 233175

      fixed the link - these Oracle sites are horrible, sorry

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  17. The application deadline for UT Austin has changed from 9/25 to 10/10 on Interfolio. A similar situation occurred in last year. Still wondering if the priority date is postponed as well to enlarge the candidate pool or it is just a smart maneuver to cut off those "not-well-prepared" applications submitted after the original priority date.

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    1. Dates may change if an announcement must be posted for a certain number of days owing to university regulations or Interfolio confusion. Frequently it is administrative bureaucracy, not a specific strategy.

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  18. Is the Duke position really open or inorganic/physical chem?

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    1. Yeah, they direct applicants outside those fields to a completely different application. Seems unorthodox to advertise for two different hiring streams in the same posting.

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  19. I an atheist with no church connection at all. When applying to Pepperdine University, they are asking materials about how I can support their religious mission/contribute to the religious community.

    Is it a bad idea to even submit a application?

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    1. Looking at the Pepperdine mission statement and Seaver College Affirmation statement, it looks like they are serious about providing a Christian-oriented education, specifically through the doctrinal lens of the Churches of Christ. Also, their boilerplate non-discrimination statement is telling:
      "Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related."
      It might not be a bad idea to apply, but it might be a better idea to write your statement of support for the religious mission first and decide whether it will be competitive in a pool of candidates who are willing to worship with students, lead student Bible study groups, etc. It might also be worth asking yourself if you would be content in that environment in the long term and whether it would be a good fit for you.

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    2. As an alum, I can tell you that this place is pretty serious about the whole Jesus thing (at least from a top-down perspective). It's a near certainty this will be a significant factor in any hiring decisions. Never hurts to apply though - worst that can happen is they say 'no thanks.'

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    3. I think you need to ask yourself if you would be a good fit at such a school.

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    4. I haven't heard back from wofford is that helps

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  20. Any ideas on what happened to the UNC Chapel Hill positions? There were listed this morning but the posting doesn't seem to be available on the UNC jobs website.

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    1. They are up on the regular UNC Chapel Hill website. The UNC statewide system site doesn't link well and brings you back to the start page.

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  21. I was late to the party. Did Bowdoin already schedule interviews? Debating how late an applicant can be and still be considered... ;)

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    1. Have a first round interview scheduled with them this week

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  22. Has anyone heard back from Baylor Uni? They mentioned evaluation begins on September 1st. Is it too early to expect anything ?

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  23. Has anyone been invited for an interview of any kind yet? Based on the chatter, there doesn't seem to be much action among those of us following this thread.

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    1. I've had a couple phone interviews with PUIs. I saw Rice has their onsites listed (or else suspiciously has 2 postdocs giving talks this month :) )

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    2. Chatter has been limited since Chrome stopped working with anonymous posting last year.

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    3. I had an interview with Emmanuel two weeks ago.

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    4. I am having a remote interview with Hamilton College in a couple days.

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    5. I just got an email from Coastal Carolina University for a phone interview, and James Madison just asked me for more application materials (just required cover letter for the first round). I'm wondering if I should have heard back from others by now that eere due late Sept.

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    6. Did the person who submitted additional materials to James Madison hear back from them since? I have not and don't know their timeline.

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    7. I am a third person who submitted additional materials to James Madison and haven't heard from them yet.

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    8. I was the one who posted earlier and have not heard back! Hopefully this is a good thing... it seems like with their process they will get back to us even with rejection.

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    9. Scratch that! Just got an email asking for phone interview

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  24. Texas Tech notes that the organic position is open to both assistant and associate professor candidates, no matter what the current ad is titled. - CJ

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  25. Has anyone heard back from Harvey Mudd College (open search)?

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    1. I haven't if that helps.

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    2. Yes, heard last week about scheduling an interview.

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    3. Thanks, that's useful to know. If you don't mind, what's your subfield, 10/12 4:55 pm?

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    4. Reminder to all that you are under no obligation to provide subfields or other identifying information to other commenters. - CJ

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    5. I also haven't heard back from them.

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  26. Has anyone heard back from wofford college yet?

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    1. I haven't heard from them if it helps!!!!

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  27. Any word from St. Olaf College?

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    1. I received a rejection from St. Olaf.

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    2. Also received a rejection from St. Olaf

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    3. Interesting... I've heard nothing (and even checked my junk folder :) ). I hope no news is good news?

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    4. As an update (if anyone is reading back this far), they are now scheduling phone interviews.

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  28. The UAB position at the bottom of the spreadsheet (https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9851?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed) has a priority date of 11/1; it's blank in the sheet.

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  29. Anyone heard from Colgate?

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    1. I submitted to Colgate and have not heard from them.

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    2. They finished the first-round interviews last week.

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  30. Any word from Swarthmore or Haverford?

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    1. Haverford conducted first-round zoom interviews two weeks ago (week of October 4)

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    2. Thank you for the info!

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  31. Random question: who would you like to evaluate your applications? Research-active faculty would seem to be a given. How would you feel about the process if lecturers, instructors, and lab technicians were allowed to vote on who received a job offer?

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    1. We routinely have a lecturer on our search committees, most of our lecturers meet with candidates in the onsites, and all have voting rights. Some of our professional staff routinely take one-on-one meetings, or join meals, etc. during the onsites, and their feedback is greatly valued in the discussions. If you have a problem with this - and we've had (very rare) applicants who clearly devalue anyone not on the tenure track - you will not be a good fit for us.

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    2. Experience is that departments with a strong caste system are stale, unproductive and frankly unpleasant to work in. It's baffling that anyone would be in favour of such.

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  32. Is there any fundamental difference between public and private universities as a faculty? Job security, benefits?

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    1. Oftentimes you have better union representation at state universities. A union is valuable to have, especially when the departmental chair is unreasonable.

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    2. Is salary higher for private universities than public in the same region? I know we can find salary for public universities (not sure they are 9month or 12month total). Can we use the public university salary as the reference for private, assuming somewhat higher than the public one?

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    3. I got offers from both private and public universities ~8 years ago. They were not significantly different (after adjusting for the different cost of living in the different areas). My hunch as to the 5:56PM question is that the variability between one public and another (or one private and another) is likely larger than any average difference between publics and privates. Tenure process is similar everywhere, benefits are similar. Publics are more likely to have pension system vs 401K-type retirement fund, but that's not universal. Privates may have more pools of money to hand out, but also may have higher costs for students and facilities. Bottom line: this is not a thing to spend much thought on about until you have actual offers in hand

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  33. Anyone heard from Trinity or Reed College?

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    1. Since Reed just closed last Friday, I wouldn't expect to hear anything from them for at least another week.

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    2. Haven't heard from either.

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    3. Trinity was conducting first-round interviews last week.

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  34. Anyone hear from Union College or Middlebury yet? It seems like other schools with similar deadlines have already done first-round interviews.

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    1. Union is done with 1st round and is onto campus interviews.

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  35. Anyone hear from UWashington, Rochester, or Utah?

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  36. Princeton asked for letters. Which seems really fast, anyone know if they really pre-screened or if they just asked for letters for everyone?

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    1. They requested letters for me too... Also curious what the deal is with this. Request came about a week after I submitted

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    2. They request letters right after the application, didn't they? I applied Princeton (all area of chemistry) two weeks ago, and found my referees submitted letters within one or two days, as indicated by the status "Recommendation has been provided".

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    3. Same here - letters were all submitted before the deadline so I presume Princeton must have requested them almost immediately.

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  37. Is the Northeastern position intended for someone with no postdoc or short postdoc?

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    1. Yes, the main intention is for people right out of their PhDs or with only 1-2 yr postdoc. But it never hurts to apply even if you're longer into your postdoc

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  38. Is it ok to use general recommendation letter? When the application platform is interfolio or AcademicjobOnline, I am allowed to do so.
    When using other application systems, can I also ask my recommenders to use the same letter (no need to change the name of university), so that it would be easier for them?
    My advisor recently told me he submitted millions of letters for me.
    Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    1. I think it's fine to do a general letter through Interfolio and AJO. As for the other systems where your advisor is going to have to upload letters individually anyway, I think you can leave it up to them to decide whether they want to recycle or not. While it is a bit of work to provide references, everyone knows it's part of the job and I'm sure your advisor wants to see you land somewhere great. Good luck!

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  39. Recieved first round interview request from Purdue experimental pchem search

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    1. When did you get the invite? Today?

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    2. Yes, afternoon of 10/23

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  40. If you have "on-site" interview for a department last year, do you apply if they have opening again?

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  41. Depends on if you were interested enough in what you saw to apply again. :)

    Short, more serious answer: sure, apply if you're genuinely interested. You have zero chance of getting a job you don't apply for.

    Longer answer: If you're asking about your odds, I'd ask two questions: (1) are you the "same" applicant as you were last year? (Have you gone from newly minted PhD/ABD to a full year of post-doc? Have you finally gotten those "in preparation" or "under review" pubs out the door and accepted? Have you gotten more teaching experience?) If you've had significant growth - especially if you were a bit green the first time - then you're practically a brand new candidate. (2) Was last year's search failed or filled? If it failed, then you really do need to be a brand-new candidate (unless it failed due to financial uncertainty...). If it filled, well, we've had plenty of searches where we were thrilled with both of our first two choices and sometimes even the third. If our second choice were to apply again, we'd be very interested...

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  42. Hamilton College is scheduling on campus interviews

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  43. The link to the University of Alberta posting indicates that the application is closed

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    1. https://twitter.com/Cairo_Lab/status/1452773388615831553

      it's still up

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  44. Has anyone heard if University of St. Thomas (St. Paul MN) has started scheduling onsite interviews? I know they finished their phone interviews already.

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  45. Has anyone heard from Carnegie Mellon?

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  46. Anyone heard from College of Wooster?

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  47. Has anybody heard from University of Rochester or Drexel University?

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  48. Clark University is conducting first round interviews this week

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  49. University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse started first-round interviews two weeks ago (week of October 11).

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    1. They have started scheduling on-campus interviews

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  50. St. John's University is conducting first round interviews this week

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  51. Loyola Marymount University and University of Detroit Mercy is conducting first-round interviews this week and next week.

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  52. Anyone hear from Reed College or Providence College?

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    1. Reed is conducting first-round interviews this week.

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  53. Here's a question on old-school hiring etiquette. You make it to the initial Zoom screen before an on-site interviews and it is not a disaster. Do you send a short follow-up email to the interviewers thanking them for the opportunity?

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    1. I actually just sent a thank you email for an initial zoom interview. I was also not sure if I should send a thank you email or not. So, I only sent the email to the chair of the search committee.

      Last year a friend in the job marked emailed everybody that attended the initial meeting, and a different friend, chose not to send anything because he felt it was not genuine. Both of them landed a position last year. So, I think it is up to you. I chose to email the chair just to be on the safe side.

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    2. In my industrial hiring, we always comment on who sends a note during the assessments. Might give some unconscious "collegiality" or "serious about the position" (finding our emails since we don't pass out business cards on Zoom!) bonus points, but isn't usually a deciding factor. To me, it always is a small boost in their favor.

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    3. I also agree it is not a deciding factor. but I will have a small positive memory of a candidate who sends a short thank you note vs. the one who didn't.

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  54. I have a question: What does it mean if I can't withdraw from a position on interfolio? It seems to be for a minority of the schools so far. Does this mean I was rejected?

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    1. Nop. It simply means that they do not allow anymore edits to your application on their end of interfolio. The committe does not want candidates to update their CVs or materials anymore. It'd be really hard to tell if it is correlated to being rejected. Last year, I got a phone interview after the application changed from edit/withdraw to review in interfolio.

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  55. Anybody have more word from Swarthmore? Was unclear if they'd already gotten through first round of calls like Haverford.

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    1. Yes, Swarthmore has scheduled on-sites

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    2. Thank you :(

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  56. Has anyone heard from UT Austin?

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    1. They're conducting first round interviews this week

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    2. Chemistry or Pharmacy position?

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  57. James Madison University is scheduling phone interviews.
    Alma College is scheduling phone interviews.

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  58. Has anyone heard from the open position for Tufts?

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    1. I have not heard anything yet

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  59. Anyone heard from Clark University after their first round of interviews?

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    1. The committee chair said that decision would be made at the end of this week since they are still interviewing candidates. Calm down, my friend.

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    2. Ah that's too bad. I was really hoping to hear from them.

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  60. Did anyone hear back from Ohio State?

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  61. Texas St. and Boise St. are scheduling remote interviews.

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  62. Roanoke is scheduling phone interviews

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  63. Does anyone know whether it means that I am not considered at all if I haven't got any email from any universities? Thanks!

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    1. It is hard to know. In my experience, it seems to take universities somewhere between 2-6 weeks to get back to you to schedule the initial interview if they are interested in your application. Only a small number send you an e-mail to let you know you are out of the running - most of them just never get back to you.

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  64. Anyone heard from Northwestern (for lecturing positions)?

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  65. Purdue, Notre Dame, Louisiana Tech, and Clemson have all scheduled phone interviews.

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    1. Any idea about which search (organic-teaching/analytical/open) of Notre Dame scheduled phone interviews? Or is it all of them?

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    2. Which Purdue and Notre Dame openings? all of them?

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    3. Based on timing and common openings at Purdue, Notre Dame, Louisiana Tech, and Clemson, it seems like it must be for the organic/biochem lecturer/teaching professions with 10/15 deadlines.

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  66. Miami University is scheduling Zoom interview for Anal Chem.

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  67. Has anyone heard from the UC Davis position yet?

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    1. From what I heard, they had a short-list of candidates about a month ago

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    2. Wow, they were fast! Bummer.

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    3. @5pm reply, is this analytical position? If so, the Priority data is 10/15, a month ago is unusual fast.

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  68. Oakland University is scheduling phone interviews.

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  69. Caltech is scheduling phone interviews

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  70. Has anyone heard from Virginia Tech Organic and Polymer positions?

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    1. I haven't yet if that's any help

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    2. I haven't heard anything either (for the organic position, didn't apply to the polymer position).

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    3. Zoom interviews completed for organic position.

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  71. Any word from the inorganic positions @ UT Mississauga, Tufts or Rutgers-Newark?

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    1. UT Mississauga conducted phone interviews last week

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    2. Anyone hear back from UTM after phone interview?

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    3. I'm @3:20 reply - I haven't heard anything yet

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  72. Has anyone heard from Baylor ?

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  73. Purdue University is scheduling remote interview for Anal Chem.

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  74. Spelman is scheduling onsite interviews

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  75. Grinnell College is scheduling phone interviews

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  76. SLU is scheduling zoom interviews

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  77. has anyone heard from theory positions Texas A&M and NYU?

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    1. I have not heard from NYU either. I think it is still early to be hearing from larger universities with 10/15 deadlines. I bet we will start seeing the first activity of those this coming week (11/8).

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  78. Texas A&M has scheduled zoom interviews.

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    1. is it for the theory or synthetic chemistry? Thank you!

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    2. At least the synthetic one has scheduled zoom interviews.

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  79. Moravian University and St. Lawrence University is scheduling zoom interviews.

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  80. ASU is scheduling Zoom interviews

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