Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The 2022 Faculty Jobs List: 499 research/teaching positions and 50 teaching positions

The 2022 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 499 research/teaching positions and 50 teaching positions. 

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

On December 8, 2020, the 2021 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 219 research/teaching position and 21 teaching positions. On December 10, 2019, the 2020 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 493 research/teaching positions and 36 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 be the third open thread. Go to the second open thread. Here is the first open thread. The first open thread was closed on November 10, 2021.

Here is Sean Edington's status summary spreadsheet.

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

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  1. Folks who have done onsites, did place(s) seem to all cluster around letting you know final offer, etc. around similar dates? Wondering wrt potential second round invites if offers go to same few people

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    1. I also have a related question. If we receive two offers and the two don't come at the same time, say one is on March and the other is on April, while we prefer the April one, do we accept the March one first or just wait? Is there a deadline for this just like when we applied to graduate school?

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    2. There is no universal deadline for offers to be extended or to be accepted/declined. These are faculty jobs, so the rules for student recruiting do not apply. Each institution is a separate entity that operates on whatever timeline the committee/department decides upon. You should have no expectation that any program that extends you an offer will leave that offer open because you are waiting to hear back from elsewhere. Not to say it's never happened, but you should not expect it. Ultimately you may have to make very difficult decisions.

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    3. Yes I second this comment, it is absolutely true. I think some institutions also try to accelerate their search process relative to the rest of the field to preempt competition for candidates from other places. So there can be situations where a candidate will have to accept/decline an offer while they are still waiting to hear if another place they interviewed on-site will extend an offer.

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    4. Thanks guys, these are really helpful!

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    5. If you accepted one very early, can you still decline it if you got a much better one?

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    6. No, you cannot accept an offer and later back out if something better comes along. Very unprofessional and very unethical, because the department will tell the rest of their candidates the job is filled. If you back out (or try to, think of an offer as a legal contract, it would not be easy), they would likely be unable to hire their second/third choices if they moved on to other offers.

      You shouldn't be interviewing anywhere else once you've signed an offer, and withdraw all of your other applications immediately regardless of how far through the process you are. If other schools heard you already signed an offer and were still seeking other jobs, it would turn out very poorly for you.

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  2. Union sent me an email saying they had chosen someone.

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  3. Anyone heard from Syracuse?

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    1. They reached out for zoom interviews.

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    2. Is that for computational or materials position?

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    3. The materials position that falls under the biomedical & chem engineering department has also started scheduling interviews.

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  4. UT-Austin scheduled on-site interviews according to their event calendar.

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  5. This is a note that there is also a search status tracker aggregating information as a spreadsheet here:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1in3HYdE5xbiLoAOMwkdL4_I-UkjJDXJctt9AaLdGPz0/edit#gid=0

    If you contribute updates to the spreadsheet as comments, I will appropriately update the sheet. This offers a streamlined way to keep track of search status. I also comb through this open thread and add updates, but I might miss things here and there, and comments in the spreadsheet are honestly just easier to incorporate.

    Good luck, everyone!
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    1. Fyi if you want to comment on the sheet anonymously just open the sheet in incognito mode, otherwise it will use the name on your Google account.

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  6. University of Kansas has contacted candidates for phone interviews (Experimental Physical Chemistry)

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  7. Northwestern is scheduling Zoom interviews for the open-rank organic teaching position.

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  8. Purdue University is scheduling onsite interview for Anal Chem.

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  9. Has anyone heard back from Berkeley or Dartmouth Pchem?

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    1. I am also waiting on Dartmouth p. chem and haven't heard anything. On their web site, they have every Thursday from 1/6/22 - 2/3/21 listed as "Faculty Search," so it certainly seems like some activity is overdue if they plan to conduct screening interviews before the campus visits.

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  10. Cleveland State is scheduling onsites for their pchem search.

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  11. There are many many schools/positions that no one has posted here about hearing back from. Is it normal for schools to be this late to contact their candidates or could it just be that we are unaware?

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    1. It might be a target hire and the open application is solely for administrative purposes.

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    2. Could just as easily be that the applicants and/or interviewees for those jobs don't know about this website..or they don't post about job stuff

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    3. Another thing I've heard through the grapevine is that the upper admin at some schools have been a bit apprehensive about advancing searches to subsequent stages given concerns with the pandemic and economy. This isn't necessarily true for all institutions, as everyone conducts searches differently, but it could explain why some places have been much slower than others.

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    4. No one should be under the assumption that the discussion on this open thread represents anything like the majority of potential applicants. I am not even sure how many people use the Faculty Jobs List, even as it is reasonably well-publicized.

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  12. Has anyone heard from Harvard or MIT?

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    1. MIT has already started on campus interview this week.

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  13. Has anyone heard from Georgia State University?

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    1. Last week, I got an email from them asking my reviewers to send letters of recommendation after the initial screen of applications.

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  14. Has anyone heard from Syracuse (Computational Chemistry)?

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    1. They are doing zoom interviews.

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  15. Has anyone heard from Saint Louis University or University of Missouri-Kansas City after their zoom interviews?

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    1. SLU sent invitations for onsite interviews before Thanksgiving.

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    2. Thanks for your reply, disappointed but it is so much better than false hope.

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  16. I am curious about what the hive mind thinks about accepting a sub-optimal job offer and then going out to interviews until something better lands up. Has anyone done this in the past? Any advice and recommendations are highly valued.

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    1. I think the consensus seems to be that you shouldn't keep searching after getting an offer (from earlier thread) and generally what I have heard. For industry jobs its generally not a big deal, but in academia I think you burn bridges in a field where relationships are pretty important

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    2. It's fine to keep looking after you GET an offer, up until the point you sign the contract/offer letter and officially accept the job. You can prolong the negotiations but that will only get you so far

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    3. I agree it is bad form to keep interviewing after you have ACCEPTED an offer, since that plainly indicates you have made a decision about where you will work. However, it cannot be the case that you have to stop interviewing as soon as you RECEIVE an offer... is the implication that people are expected to take the first offer they receive or go jobless? (That would make negotiations a lot simpler.)

      Not only is this crazy rule not the consensus, but I would be surprised if there is anyone out there (besides Anon Dec 11 8:24 AM EST) that holds this position.

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    4. I think the 8:24 AM statement is the result of a misinterpretation of an earlier discussion in this third thread. With the offer portion of this cycle rapidly approaching, or in fact already here in some early searches, there are two big questions asked so far.

      Question 1: "I have received an offer from Institution X, but might receive an offer from Institution Y. Should I try and hold out for the second offer?" Wanting to have the full range of choices available to you is perfectly understandable particularly if you have reason to believe the second, potential offer is your preferred option. This question is not an ethical one, but is one of risk vs. reward. An offer is a statement that an institution wants to hire you, but it is an offer, not a contract. You are free to continue to apply and interview at other institutions. However, the institution who made the offer is free to withdraw the offer at any time. You can try and negotiate (stall) to buy time, but you may find yourself in a situation where the institution issues a final ultimatum for you to make a decision and the second offer has not materialized. Here, you should ask yourself if you're fine with not securing a position at all because it is a real possibility that you decline the first offer and never receive the second offer.

      Question 2: "I accepted an offer from Institution X, but Institution Y has just made an offer and I like that offer better. Can I back out of my original agreement and take the second offer?" This situation is the "worst case" outcome of the situation discussed in the previous question, although I'll note not that absolute worst case possible which is not getting any offers at all. This question is an ethical one. While there may not be legal consequences to backing out after accepting an offer (IANAL), there may be professional consequences. People talk and you may find it difficult to find collaborators, references, etc. going forward. The institution you agreed to work for has made plans assuming you were coming to work for them and now must scramble to fill your spot since they likely informed the other candidates the position was filled. This is not to say there are no reasons to decline working for an institution after accepting an offer (e.g., emergency health reasons), but there are few.

      To go back to the original question of "Has anyone accepted an offer but then kept interviewing?", people have done that, yes, but I suspect very few would recommend it. Your bridges to burn, though.

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    5. To add one more piece to my previous :words: post, accepting a position now does not mean you are tied to that position for life. You can take the job, develop as faculty, and then see if you can leverage that into a more attractive position a few years down the line.

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    6. If you GOT an offer from a place worth going (although not the best one), but you want to stall to buy time for a potentially better place. How long can you negotiate. Can you say something like, you want to visit the town with your family next month?

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    7. Here is my column on these questions, which is aggressively unhelpful in coming up with a specific answer for the above questions: https://cen.acs.org/careers/employment/OK-renege-offer-letter/98/i7

      I personally think that if you have offer 1 and potential offer 2, you should go to #2 and say "I have an offer, I would like to consider you, please do what you can to reach a decision if possible."

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    8. This makes so much sense: No one needs enemies in a business that runs on anonymous peer review.

      I completely agree with it.

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    9. @2:37PM: Second visits are completely normal and expected! If you negotiate in good faith, everything should be fine and it is unlikely they will pull your offer.

      Don't keep making up new unreasonable demands each step just to prolong things. Talk to your mentors for advice if/when you get an offer.

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    10. "I think the 8:24 AM statement is the result of a misinterpretation of an earlier discussion in this third thread." I understand, we all misinterpret things. Unfortunately, that explanation is inconsistent with the original statement, which adds "and generally what I have heard." Can 8:24 AM poster confirm that they have actually heard this from more than one source? I am definitely not accusing the 8:24 AM poster of lying. But at the same time, it would make my head explode to think people really believe "that you shouldn't keep searching after getting an offer." The process is hard enough without bad advice like that.

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    11. I do know of one case where someone had accepted their only offer (that came with a short deadline) at a >25th-ranked school, then got an offer at a top-5 school. (yes, this does show how random the hiring process is, that they had no offers in between). They rescinded their acceptance of the first offer and took the new offer. The difference in resources between the two locations was so large that in general the community as a whole understood the decision and didn't think badly of the applicant (though I'm sure the department he turned down was pissed). But this is a pretty extreme example - if the move is more lateral or only a small upgrade you're likely to cause more widespread hard feelings.

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  17. ASU (Polymer) is scheduling on-sites.

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  18. 2 new positions announced at the University of Bonn for Inorganic chemistry: tenure-track Assistant professor in Main group chemistry and full professor in Solid-state Chemistry/Materials (both deadlines are JANUARY 10, 2022) links: https://www.chemie.uni-bonn.de/vacancies/jobad-w3-ac-201906.pdf and https://www.uni-bonn.de/de/universitaet/medien-universitaet/medien-organisation-und-einrichtungen/medien-dezernat-3/w1-anorganische-chemie-tenure-track-w2-englisch-neues-datum.pdf

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  19. University of Minnesota is scheduling zoom interview for Anal Chem.

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  20. Has anyone heard from NYU (computational physical chemistry) after submitting the pre-recorded videos?

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  21. Dartmouth p. chem skipped first round interviews and went straight to scheduling campus interviews end of last week.

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    1. ah man, I had high hopes for this one. Oh well..

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  22. So do anyone think that there might be schools who haven't reached out to their candidates even for the first round?

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    1. it is hard to say, however, there are a number of schools with deadlines in November and December or later, so depending on if they wait until the deadline to review applications, they will contact applicants in December, January or later

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    2. It depends completely on the priority date. Based on the information people have been reporting on this open thread, some institutions are taking 6-8 weeks to reach out for the first round, though most are faster. It is essentially guaranteed that there are multiple institutions with November/December priority dates who haven't reached out yet. It also seems likely that there are at least a few institutions with October priority dates who haven't yet reached out. However, it is difficult to be certain since we have information on only a subset of active searches through the applicants who contribute to this open thread and the status tracker (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1in3HYdE5xbiLoAOMwkdL4_I-UkjJDXJctt9AaLdGPz0/).

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  23. Has anyone heard anything about the Organic/Physical search at University of Rochester? 10/1 priority date and 10 weeks without a peep!

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    1. Zoom interviews were scheduled a couple of weeks ago

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  24. Anyone get anything from Montclair State?

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  25. Based on their public calendar, it looks like Notre Dame is doing candidate seminars this month for the biochemistry-oriented position

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  26. So has anyone heard from Yale or Berkeley?

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    1. Berkeley Immunology/Chemistry search is conducting interviews, but the open chem search (not joint with MCB) hasn't gotten to the interview phase as far as I know. Not sure about Yale.

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    2. Yale has invited candidates for on-site interviews.

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  27. Official rejection letters sent out for Stony Brook IDEA Fellow Program (lecturer).

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  28. Is it an advantage or disadvantage to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position if you are currently a non tenure-track research assistant professor, versus a postdoc?

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    1. We have no data to indicate what provides a statistical advantage for successful assistant professor candidates in chemistry in terms of post-PhD position.

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  29. I have heard that it is best to apply as a postdoc. However, the more relevant metric may be time-since-Ph.D., with applicants starting to become less attractive as they start to get beyond ~6 years post-Ph.D.

    There are also many tenure-track faculty out there who got their jobs after a few years in Visiting-Assistant-Professor-type roles, so it may be less of an "advantage" or "disadvantage" than one factor among many. I think how one sells one's professional trajectory can have a big effect. "Control the narrative."

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  30. Michigan State is scheduling zoom interview for Anal Chem.

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  31. Anyone heard from SUNY Binghamton University?

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    1. They reached out to schedule phone interviews earlier this week.

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  32. Should I update departments I applied about my recent publications and awards, although I was not selected and they are already in the interview process? Is this too late? Thanks

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    1. I would if it is something substantive (like a first-author paper in a moderate-to-high impact journal or a grant)

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    2. Thanks. I will contact to see what could happen. Hopefully, they could add me for a later interview

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  33. Oklahoma state is scheduling on-sites for the organic position. They skipped virtual/screening interviews entirely.

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  34. Any news about the organic/materials position at Wake Forest?

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  35. Is anyone else absolutely drawing a blank when asked to write diversity statements? I just can't make myself do it. Partially because I believe in old-fashioned color blindness, and equality of opportunity. In addition, there seems to be a real performative nature to them. I've therefore not applied for lots of jobs.

    For the purposes of this thread, has anyone actually been asked about the content of their statements in interviews? Are people just treating them as a box-ticking exercise, rather than worrying about the politics of it all?

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    1. I think it is just a box-ticking exercise...at least for most schools. No one has ever asked me about my diversity statement and admittedly my diversity statement is very generic and boring.

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    2. In terms of being "colorblind" - here is a good reference for how that perception can actually work against equal opportunity. https://fitchburgstate.libguides.com/c.php?g=1046516&p=7616506

      I've been asked about DEI in almost every interview I've had so far. Usually to explain my previous contributions and what I'd want to implement in the department. No part of it has seemed like its just a box to tick.

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    3. It definitely depends on the department. I'm sure some care a lot more than others. If DEI seriousness is something you care about, an on-campus interview is a good way to get a feel for whether or not the department or school cares.

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    4. Discussions of the worthiness (or not) of DEI statements, colorblindness and equality of opportunity and their sincerity are not welcome here. There are plenty of other places on the internet to discuss the above. Further comments debating these topics will be deleted.

      However, discussions of the logistics of diversity statements and formats that people prefer, etc as relevant to faculty applications in chemistry in the United States and Canada are welcome.

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    5. As an applicant this year ~1/3 of the positions I applied to asked for diversity statements. Some schools asked diversity-related questions during interviews whether or not they required a diversity statement as a part of their application materials. At no point has it felt like a huge component of an interview, but I'm sure it factored in more significantly at some schools than others.

      From talking with a couple of friends/advisors who have served on search committees, it seems like many of the diversity statements they receive are similar/generic, so the extent to which they can distinguish between applicants using diversity statements is limited. That being said, if you can't or won't write a one page DEI statement, I'd question how good of a fit you'd be for those positions that ask for them.

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    6. 1) Has DEI come up in interviews? - Yes. I've been asked about DEI from schools that have significant populations of students belonging to particular demographics and from schools without that characteristic. I will note that these have all been large 4-year institutions. I will also note that I have had interviews where DEI was not discussed.

      2) Where can I find information on how to write a statement on DEI? - There are lots of resources online that you can find with a Google search. Some schools even have specific guidelines to help applicants since DEI statements are not typically part of a graduate student's education. This link goes to the University of California, Davis' (selected at random) version: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement.

      3) What should go into a DEI? - There are better people than I to give thorough advice. What I write below is from my experience as someone who has written several statements on DEI as parts of applications leading to successful interviews. I would broadly divide the writing process into three parts.

      Part 1 is doing your homework on the institution and department. Are there guidelines on how to write a statement of DEI provided by the institution/department? What is the mission statement for the institution's Office of DEI (or equivalent)? What programs run through that Office? Does the department have a Committee on DEI (or equivalent)? If yes, what is their mission statement and what programs run through that committee?

      Part 2 is authentic reflection on the role of DEI in your field. What do you believe are the DEI issues in your field? Is there data that supports your concerns?
      Don't forget that DEI can be about many different things beyond ethnicity and race which is what I'd bet most people think of regarding DEI. Socioeconomic status, disability status, age, sexuality, and a whole host of other personal characteristics and circumstances fall under the umbrella of DEI.

      Part 3 is what I would call the "walk the walk" part. 1) What have you done in the past to address the DEI issues you described? Have you participated in community outreach to local schools? Have you mentored student teaching assistants/researchers? Have you participated in departmental/institutional initiatives targeted towards DEI? Have you participated in workshops/conferences involving DEI at your institution or elsewhere? 2) What will you do to address the DEI issues you identified while a member of the institution and department you are applying to? This is where the homework you did in Part I comes into play. There should be specific goals the institution and department are trying to advance that you can help with. Ideally, you have a proven track record that supports your commitment to those goals, but lacking that citing specific programs/initiatives will probably put you ahead of other candidates.

      (Optional) Part 4 - Have someone versed in DEI issues read your statement. They can tell you if it reads as authentic or as a recitation of facts and whether it conveys what you think it conveys. If you don't have a personal contact that fits this description and you're still in higher education in some form, you can check your institution's career center equivalent and see if they can point you in the right direction.

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    7. I have been on lots of interviews this cycle from PUIs to R1s, and most of them asked about DEI approaches. I don't think it's a box-ticking exercise or just politics. Most of the time, they have asked me how I would incorporate DEI stuff into classroom teaching and interactions with students/mentees. I think in the interviews, and in the statements, they are looking for genuine reflection and self-awareness and evidence of effort. I think departments also use DEI questions as another way to assess likely teaching effectiveness. A lot of the competencies that go into being an effective teacher (recognizing and responding to differences in student preparation, handling divergent student needs/feedback, appropriately handling conversations about delicate topics) are very similar to, or exactly the same as, competencies that are stressed and valued in DEI contexts.

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    8. 1. I have been to 6 interviews, 3 of them asked about my contribution and plan for diversity in the phone interview. But as long as you can say something, it seems ok.

      2. I know some places they only recruit minorities or heavily prefer minorities. (one of my faculty friend even told me that they do not look at male applicants in one of their cycle).

      3. There was an oral offer last year, which was ghosted at the provost step. I happen to know that it was because I am an asian, and they have too many asian in the department (although the department wanted me).

      I believe diversity plays a more important role than it was before. You should prepare at least one or two examples to show you thought about DEI and are willing to contribute to DEI.

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    9. OK, thanks all for the useful comments. I'm personally well on the ADHD spectrum, and this is not for me for a number of reasons. I'd probably last about 5 minutes in the average department :-)

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    10. On this note, thanks chemjobber for all you do! It is super appreciated!

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    11. I'm a graduate student serving on a hiring committee at a Top 10 institution. Based on the DEI statement and a lunch interview with candidates, we are making our hiring recommendations dependent on expected positive impact on DEI efforts, and quality of mentorship.

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    12. There are many very good resources out there that can help you write a better DEI as well as maybe advance your view on inclusion and diversity:
      - Inclusify (book and audio book)
      - Dare to lead podcast - multiple guests speaking about DEI in academia or industry.

      Hope this helps.

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  36. UCSB posted faculty recruitment interview on their calendar in January and February, although I have no idea if they decided candidates yet. Can anyone confirm?

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    1. UCSB is now scheduling interviews.

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    2. Is it onsite interview or pre-interview (first round)

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  37. U of Pittsburgh is scheduling onsite interview.

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  38. Has anyone heard from University of South Carolina?

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  39. Anyone heard back from Iona since Zoom interviews?

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  40. Anyone heard from Emory and University of Wisconsin - Madison?

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    1. They are conducting interviews at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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    2. Is that for the open position?

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    3. Heads up to anyone heading to UW Madison for an interview - I have heard first-hand from two different people who interviewed there (ten years apart even!) that it was a very intense proposals defense. Be ready.

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    4. Also waiting to hear back from Emory.

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  41. Has anyone heard from University of Houston and Wake Forest University?

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    1. Just got a rejection from wake forest

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    2. I received a rejection letter from wake forest for the assistant teaching professor position, although I applied for the tenure-track assistant professor position (organic/materials).

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    3. Same for me, the email said "assistant teaching professor". While they had ads for both assistant professor (materials/organic) and assistant teaching professor, I only applied to the first one. I emailed them about this but I am not sure they would reply.

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    4. Probably a copy paste error

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  42. Anyone heard back after zoom interviews from Medical College of Wisconsin?

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  43. Anyone heard back after zoom interviews from Texas tech (organic)?

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  44. Does anyone know if there is any similar forum for jobs in material science?

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    1. The spreadsheet maintained by the Future PI Slack has some participants in engineering and materials science https://futurepislack.wordpress.com/

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  45. University of Kansas is contacting people about in-person interviews, after doing Zoom interviews earlier this week

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  46. Wondering if anyone heard anything from the Tufts open-area search following the Zoom interviews 11/29-12/3.

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    1. I also haven't heard from Tufts (open search) after my zoom interview.

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  47. Anyone heard anything from Rutgers organic (polymers/biomaterials) search? Also wondering about Delaware's "biomedical emphasis" search?

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    1. Delaware started zoom interviews

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    2. Rutgers is scheduling on-sites

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  48. University of Florida- AI initiative sent on-site interview invitations

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  49. Has anybody heard anything from either Vanderbilt (organic) or Arizona (chem-bio interface)?

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    1. I heard from Arizona just today about scheduling a Zoom interview

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  50. Anyone's on-site interviews being changed to virtual due to omicron? I wonder if all job interviews for the next few months are trending there...

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    1. Yes, this just happened to me (though not for a chemistry position).

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  51. Automated rejection email from UCI chemistry.

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  52. Berkeley sending requests for zoom screeners for open (emphasis org or pchem) search

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    1. Are you physical or orgo, if you don't mind sharing?

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  53. Automated rejection from Boston College

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    1. Same here. Congrats to those invited on-site!

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  54. Automated rejection from UW-Madison.

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    1. which position?

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    2. Same here. If you're the same poster as 3:21 PM, sounds like we're having pretty similar days!
      - 3:26 PM

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    3. Re:6:02PM, I'm not 3:21PM, but I did receive the rejection from Boston College,haha!

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    4. Also from CMU. What a day.

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  55. Automated rejection from Princeton, Berkeley and Ohio State. All are chemical engineering department.

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  56. Anyone know what's going on with the Caltech search? Only a single candidate seminar is on the calendar.

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    1. I would also like to know! Heard nothing since zoom interview

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    2. I think they knew who they wanted. Not uncommon modus operandi for institutions of this level.

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  57. Received a rejection email from Clark University (materials science position). The email indicates that they have found "the one".

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    1. I also received a rejection email from Clark today.

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  58. University of Minnesota is scheduling onsite/virtual interview for Anal Chem.

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  59. Syracuse (comp) is scheduling on-site interviews.

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    1. Syracuse (bioinspired materials) is scheduling on-site interviews

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    2. is it via zoom?

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    3. yes, it is via zoom.

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  60. Georgia State University is scheduling onsite interview for Anal Chem.

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  61. UCLA is scheduling zoom pre interviews for the open position

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    1. If you know can you please tell what are the proposed dates for the zoom pre interviews?

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    2. Early January is as specific as I am comfortable getting. Hope that's helpful.

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    3. Thank you! There were interviews end of November for UCLA open position. Congrats and best of luck - hope they decide on the final list soon!!

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    4. It could also be subfield dependent, since it's an open search, some subfield search committees may move slower. Good luck!

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  62. Are the onsite interviews scheduled in January/February being virtual due to omicron?

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    1. I have a couple in-person coming up and have not heard anything (yet) about them shifting to virtual.

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    2. I have a few onsites coming up. One of them was virtual from the beginning. The others were initially in-person and have since given me the option of switching to a virtual format if I preferred. I wonder if anyone has thoughts about whether opting to convert an in-person to a virtual will be a handicap if the other candidates choose to stick with an in-person interview? I have to say things do not look great from a public health standpoint.

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    3. I'm on the hiring side of this and I think it would be a significant handicap to be the only candidate interviewing remotely. Maybe they have thought through how they will compare people to make it fair, but it would be hard to do.

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    4. My on-site interview scheduled for Thursday just got shifted to virtual today.

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  63. A general reminder that requests for specific information that can be used to identify or narrow down specific candidates do not require responses.

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    1. It is a common thing is future PI slack faculty status checker where candidates share such information whether zoom interviews are in the first week, second week or end of the month - just to have an idea. This is not necessarily to track candidates but people may have previously given interviews and would like to know how long they have to wait for all the pre screening interviews to be done with- since the waiting time is pretty stressful for everyone especially during these uncertain times.

      @chemjobber - Thank you for what you do! Very much appreciated.

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  64. Has anyone received news from Dalhousie?

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    1. I applied and haven't heard anything. Since it was a 12/15 priority date and then we had the winter holidays, I would not expect to hear anything until mid-January at the earliest.

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  65. Has anyone heard from Baylor, UT Arlington, Texas State, or Boise St. after zoom interviews?

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  66. Has anyone heard from Delaware (biomedical emphasis) after zoom interviews?

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  67. Has anyone heard anything from Western Kentucky University after Zoom interview?

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  69. San Diego State (comp) is doing Zoom interviews this week

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  70. Has anyone heard from the University of South Florida after initial zoom interview?

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    1. I also had a Zoom interview there, and I also have not heard anything further

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    2. thanks for your reply. Hope we hear back soon!

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  71. Has anyone heard from Baylor, UNC and UT Arlington searches?

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  72. Has anyone heard from South Carolina or Clemson analytical positions?

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    1. Heard nothing from U South Carolina since submission.Did it extend the actually deadline to 12/1/2021?

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    2. I believe South Carolina has already scheduled their on campus interivews

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    3. Do you mean the analytical or biochemistry position of South Carolina?

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  73. Anyone heard back from UC Davis, UCI biochemistry, Notre Dame, or George Mason?

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    1. UC Davis has scheduled in person interviews

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  74. Anything from Emmanuel College after the Zoom interview? It's been a while.

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    1. Nope. I had the initial interview in September and haven't heard anything.

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  75. Anyone heard from Vanderbilt (evolutionary biochemistry) position? It has been a while...

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  76. I know this is too early. But has anyone heard from UCSD (quantum/energy materials)?

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  77. Did anyone hear from NCSU open (health/energy) search?

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  78. Any word from UCSB's materials/biomaterials search?

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  79. UW-Milwaukee sent automated rejection email for the comp position.

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  80. Anyone heard from University of South Carolina (biochemistry)?

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  81. UNC Charlotte sent automated rejection email for Functional Nanomaterials / Physical Chemistry

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    1. They also sent out on-campus invites on Jan 6

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  82. Univ of Alabama at Birmingham is scheduling on-site interviews.

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  83. Rejection from University of Kansas for the experimental pchem position

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  84. Princeton has interview seminars starting next week

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  85. University of Georgia is scheduling Zoom interviews.

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  86. Not sure if anyone put that here but UMD-CP is having their on-site right now.

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  87. Has anyone heard back from Brown University after the Zoom interview in December?

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    1. Is this for the Experimental Physical Chemistry position? If so, would you mind sharing (approximately) when they contacted about Zoom interviews? Unfortunately I don't have any specific information for you about the search, but if they had an 11/30 application deadline and conducted Zooms in December, it is probably still early to hear about campus invitations considering the ~2 week holiday break. Some places turn around pretty quick after Zooms, but others will take 2-4 weeks or longer. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1in3HYdE5xbiLoAOMwkdL4_I-UkjJDXJctt9AaLdGPz0/edit#gid=0

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    2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding the timing.
      Yes, this was the Phy Chem search; it was around mid-to-late Dec.

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  88. Wondering if anyone heard anything from Emory regarding the PChem search

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    1. I also applied and haven't heard anything.

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