Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The 2023 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 497 research/teaching positions and 31 teaching positions

The 2023 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 497 research/teaching positions and 31 teaching positions. 

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

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

On November 9, 2021, the 2022 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 429 research/teaching positions and 34 teaching faculty positions. On November 10, 2020, the 2021 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 165 research/teaching positions and 14 teaching faculty positions. 

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

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

141 comments:

  1. Has anyone heard from Utah, Rochester and Riverside biochemistry?

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    1. Last year, Utah and Rochester both started inviting remote and/or onsite interviews in early December, so it is probably still early for these two schools.

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  2. I received a request to submit references from McGill this morning after application several weeks ago. Not sure what this means.

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    1. If it has been several weeks, I would guess you have been selected into at least the long list. If they weren't selective, they would have requested letters much earlier.

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    2. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. You are right. They scheduled a Zoom interview with me yesterday.

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    3. congratulations!

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  3. Brandeis is requesting info on major instrumentation from top applicants

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    1. Is there any further news following this?

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    2. I provided info on instrumentation, have not heard anything since.

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    3. Thanks! Same here.

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    4. Anyone hear from Brandeis after this?

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    5. Are the above discussions for physical chemistry? I got contact for zoom from MRSEC not chem, I am actually not 100% sure if it is the materials chemistry position (chem department) or a mse position I applied last cycle. Can someone confirm? Thx!

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    6. I think it is the Materials Chemistry hiring. I also receive an email from them for scheduling Zoom interview.

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    7. Thanks for confirming, I've just put it in the status sheet. Good luck

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    8. I was a part of the discussion above for the pchem position; is this the same as the materials chem position?

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    9. Just answered my own question. Brandeis had 2 searches this year: exp. Pchem and materials. I was the original commenter and received a request for instrumentation info for the pchem search. I have not heard about a zoom interview (and it seems no one from the pchem search has?)

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    10. anyone hear from the brandeis pchem search after this?

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  4. How many candidates typically get phone/zoom interviews? I know many departments invite 5-8 people on onsite.

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    1. 6-8 zoom -> 3 onsite

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    2. Eh, it very much depends. Some schools have a lot more than 3 on-site candidates. UIUC last year had 15 on campus interviews.

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    3. I agree it varies widely. I've heard of typically ~15-25 zoom interviews and 3-6 on site

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  5. The inorganic position at Salisbury has been filled.

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  6. Any insight on chances of still being contacted for an on-site after others have already been contacted? Specifically wondering about BU for organic.

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    1. I don't know about BU specifically. Accordingly to last year's tracker and open thread, several schools contacted for phone interviews on different days (could be a month apart). Don't give up hope. While you are waiting for this one, you may hear from an even more ideal position.

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    2. last year, BU invited 3 candidates to onsite before thanksgiving and later invited another 4 for the second round of onsite.

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    3. Was it because offers were made and declined? Or was there no obvious reason? I am asking in general, not just BU last year.

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    4. It could have been an offer was declined or they could have been looking to fill more than one position - we don't really know, and it could be different this year

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  7. UT Arlington is requesting RLs. Don't know whether all applicants are notified.

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  8. Are there any updates from the Purdue inorganic position?

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    1. any information regarding the other asst/assoc Purdue positions (organic and chem biol) is welcomed as well!

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    2. They just started contacting people today.

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  9. Has Rochester contacted for interviews?

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    1. I saw someone add a line in the spreadsheet for Rochester but not actually state if they’d been contacted. Maybe unis shouldn’t be added until one of those things happen since it’s not clear for the rest of us.

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    2. I could be wrong, but I think people add universities to the tracking list and then don't put a contact or rejection date as a way of asking if others have heard anything

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    3. Agree at @4:08, I didn't put Rochester in but have put others in without info hoping it will encourage someone else to answer

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  10. Has anyone heard from CSU Sacramento biochemistry position?

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    1. CSU Sac. already did phone interviews

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  11. anyone heard from UCSD or Stanford chemistry?

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    1. stanford already did phone interviews

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  12. UCSD has sent out invites for zoom interviews.

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  13. anyone know anything about the searches at Roanoke College or Millersville University?

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    1. Roanoke College is conducting in-person interviews.

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  14. Any word from George Washington University?

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    1. GW has scheduled first round interviews

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  15. Has anyone heard from Texas Southwestern Medical Center?

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  16. UT Southwestern requested letters on Oct 23.

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    1. I received the request for reference letters on Nov. 7th, but nothing afterwards. Maybe they have requested from a very large pool of candidates.

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    2. I meant Nov 7 not Oct 23.

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    3. It will take them about a week to collect the letters and start reviewing. They probably just started reading the letters and haven't come up with a list yet.

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  17. Anyone heard from Yale Biophysics/Biochem

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  18. Any news from Caltech?

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    1. I think they already invited Zoom

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  19. Has anyone heard from Dartmouth?

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  20. Any news from Rutgers Chemistry?

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  21. Manhattan College (physical chemistry) has sent phone interview invitations.

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  22. Delaware scheduled Zoom interviews last week.

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  23. Has anyone heard from Denison or Washington and Lee?

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    1. Also would love any update on W&L

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  24. Has Wisconsin Madison invited interviews?

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    1. Didn't think there was a search for UW-Madison...

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    2. They are probably asking about the biochemistry department.

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    3. I only know they have requested reference letters, for what it's worth.

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    4. Wisconsin biochem has invited candidates for zoom interviews

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  25. Any news from Penn State (Chem or Chem Bio searches), NYU, or Stony Brook?

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    1. Penn State chem is scheduling zoom

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  26. Keck Science canceled their search this year.

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  27. Has UIUC scheduled onsite interviews already?

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  28. How long after zoom interview do you hear back for campus interview contact? Is it okay to contact the chair if two weeks have passed since the zoom interview?

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    1. If you look at the status tracker from last year, the time between remote and onsite interviews varies from 1 week to 3 months, with an average of maybe 3-4 weeks. I feel the chair cannot tell anything meaningful if they have not met to make a decision.

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    2. Thank you very much for the reply!! In my case the chair is in the committee and was present in the zoom interview. Also regarding the tracker, does phone interview contact imply the date you actually gave the interview or is it the date you are asked to schedule the interview (because u r generally given a two week window for scheduling). Similarly, for campus interview contact. Onsite interviews can be couple of months later but candidates might be contacted like a week after zoom interview - sorry the for long message - the waiting time is stressful - it's better to know whether I made it or not.

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    3. I believe in the tracker sheet people put the date that they are contacted. Not the date of actual interview happening.

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    4. I've heard (and experienced) the time period between zoom and campus interview contact varies dramatically, especially depending on the type of schools. Some schools will need to get approval to bring people on-site and it will take time to go up the approval ladder (upwards of a month). Other schools have contacted people the day after the zoom interview to invite them onto campus. It is definitely a fair question to ask during your zoom interview what the committee's timeline is or when you should expect to hear from them. If you're two weeks out from your zoom interview and haven't heard anything yet, I would give another week or so simply because you may have been one of the first zoom interviews. Regardless, I agree 100% with you in that the wait is incredibly stressful. Best of luck!

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    5. Thank you! Best of luck to everyone!

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    6. From my own experience, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, and 3 months

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    7. A search committee will only get a limited number of spots to bring people to campus, so if you had a phone interview and don't hear anything they might have invited their top choices to campus, but you could still be in the running if none of those work out. That is why you might have a phone interview and then not hear anything from a school for a long time. They can't tell you a definite no until the hire signs on the dotted line. If they tell you no - they can't reconsider you for that search and would have to wait to reconsider you until after the search is failed.

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  29. Thank you! Best of luck to everyone!

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  30. Any news from Montana State University (Organic, priority date 10-31-22) or Trent University (Canada, organic or bioorganic, priority date 10-14-22)?

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  31. Anyone heard about a campus visit for Roanoke College or Millersville University of Pennsylvania?

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  32. Anyone know if there is an equivalent status board for the ChemE openings? I applied to about half chem and half ChemE/MatSci openings and half Chemistry. Admittedly it might be better for my mental health to just wait to hear something than obsessively checking a list but....

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    1. FWIW, AIChE just finished so in general there has not been much movement in ChE yet. I don't know of anything like the tracker except the sheet on future PI slack. But I think there are very very few ChEs or chemists on there (mostly bio people).

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  33. How many days do you have to prepare for your phone/onsite interviews after the notice?

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    1. For phone/Zoom interviews I'd say anywhere between a few days to a week.

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    2. Last year, I spent 1-2 days preparing for zoom interviews. However, this year, I become less excited/energetic and only spend 1-2 hours. Is there anyone else has similar experience with me?

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    3. yep @6:13. For a zoom interview at this point i spend 1-2 hours prepping. They all kind of ask the same questions anyways.

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  34. Has UNC Charlotte invited onsite interviews after the first round?

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    1. I did the Biochemistry search Zoom interview in late October, have not heard back from them. Not sure about the analytic search.

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    2. It is strange! I did the Zoom interview on 11/3/2022 for the Analytical position at UNCC, and there was no update (till yesterday) on the tracking spread sheet. Then, suddenly someone updated it with on-site interview dated on 11/8/22 (update on 11/09/22!). I am not sure what is going on!

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    3. A lot of people may not check or update sheet very often, if at all. The spreadsheet gives us a general trend that schools are moving on with the interviews, but cannot be an exhaustive list :)

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  35. Anyone hear anything about the NYU synthetic position?

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  36. With >1 month gone after the priority date, they must have sent out invites for screening interviews, no? ( I didn’t get any)

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    1. Some schools let you wait for >2 months, so please don't give up hope.

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    2. There are many schools where nobody has reported an interview here. Not every department has zoom/phone interviews. If they have on-sites in January, they will probably start inviting people in December. No need to panic.

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    3. Last year, some people didn't hear anything until December if not later, but had great offers in the end.

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  37. Anyone heard anything about the Ohio State search?

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  38. Anyone has update from Maryland or Pittsburgh?

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    1. Pittsburgh did zoom interviews yesterday for their biol chem/org chem search

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    2. I have heard from Maryland.

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    3. For Maryland, which search was this? They had two positions.

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    4. Two positions? I only saw one.

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  39. Any news on Emory? I saw Emory on the tracker but seems no info was entered. Thx

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    1. sometimes ppl just enter the name of the school hoping that someone else will provide data

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    2. Just some people run into panic mode, searching for whatever news, good or bad, to get a closure

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  40. Has anyone heard from Waterloo (Analytical)?

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    1. Preliminary interviews have now been scheduled.

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  41. Nephews need to stop adding schools with no news to the tracker. If there were info it would be there!

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    1. yes it is so annoying. please dont just add an empty line. it is useless.

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    2. Sure but what do you mean by "nephews?"

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  42. FYI there is an open thread for cheme positions too https://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2022/08/the-chemical-engineering-faculty-jobs.html?sc=1669598340327#c424591525212719581

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  43. U of Florida and Florida State have sent invitations for Zoom interviews.

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  44. Delaware is scheduling in-person interviews.

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  45. Small error in a posting on the job list:

    Weber State University (Ogden, Utah) is looking for candidates with expertise in any area of chemistry who can teach lower-division courses in introductory, organic, general, and/or biochemistry. The specialty was incorrectly listed as 'analytical' in the spreadsheet. Posting is linked below. Priority is Dec 1 and will remain open until filled. Thanks!

    https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/18124

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  46. Anyone know anything about the search at Elon University?

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  47. Received an (assuming generic) email from the UF lecturer position that they are starting to review material.

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  48. Does anyone have a status update on the Washington University in St. Louis biochem search or the Indiana University preferred analytical position?

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    1. I heard IU Bloomington has invited some onsite interviews, not sure if there will be more.

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  49. Stony Brook has sent out Zoom invites for chem bio

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  50. Any news from UC Davis or Rochester inorganic positions?

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    1. line 121 looks like Rochester has scheduled interviews for at least Pchem, is it not the same position as inorganic? Haven't heard from UC Davis either.

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    2. No, Rochester had two positions open; experimental inorganic and physical. Hoping someone will fill in the information on the tracker if they have already reached out for the inorganic position...

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    3. I heard Rochester invited at least one inorganic person

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  51. I am just wondering where I can find this year's tracker..not the last year's...?

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    1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zZf5I43l4jXVUWsIUZVo7UeA9vrIszitGdkYA9XUBgY/edit?usp=sharing

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  52. Anybody know how easy/difficult is it to move from PUI (masters) to R1? Have been offered job at master's school but would like to eventually work in R1. Can't make a decision if I should take the offer or not. Anybody with similar experience, please share. :)

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    1. I know multiple PIs in my advisors' generation who moved from a PUI to an R1. They went through the tenure-track process again, which was stressful. I have a lot of respect for their bold moves in career.

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    2. Thank you. I spoke to few professors about it and they did not really say positive things about the transition from PUI to R1. Also, there are many R1 schools I haven't heard back from yet, which is making it even harder to make a decision.

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    3. Are you on future PI slack by any chance (https://futurepislack.wordpress.com/join-us/)? There are more people from all different subjects, not only chemistry related, who might have faced a similar choice.

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    4. Thank you for providing information about Future PI Slack. I have sent a request for joining the group. I will post this question on that forum once I get access to it. Thanks again. :)

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    5. One thing to consider: will you enjoy the PUI job enough to excel at it and also be happy with your life? As other people have said, there is a lot of luck involved in moving between universities, even R1 to R1 or PUI to PUI. It's even harder to change school types (in either direction, since the places where you demonstrate excellence are very different). Are you just going to feel unfulfilled at the PUI unless you "move up", or can you believe in the mission of the school enough to inspire the students to do the research that might let you move to an R1?

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    6. Quite a number of responses to this tweet: https://twitter.com/Chemjobber/status/1599110932986486784

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    7. Thank you so much for putting my query out there. It is helping me a lot. I am trying to connect with some of the names mentioned in the responses. :)

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  53. I did this and it is possible. Many things need to align. Happy to share my experience but don’t know how to get in touch with the person who posted this question .

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    1. My experience is R2 to R1 not PUI to R1, to clarify 🙂

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    2. Thanks for your comment. Any information would be helpful to make this decision. I can be reached at technologist.udct@gmail.com.

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  54. I received a few schools acknowledging the receipt of my application. This was not auto-generated email but directly from the search committee. Does it mean something? I even received this acknowledgement after the tracker indicated that this school already sent out interview invitations. Thank you for your help!

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  55. The Status Tracker says that Colorado State sent rejection emails 11/29 but I didn't get one. Anyone else did or did not get an email?

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    1. I got a rejection on that date for Colorado State. They said they got over 300 applications for their one position.

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    2. Me either. I wonder if they only bothered to notify the candidates selected for phone interviews.

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    3. i got a rejection and didn't have any sort of interview

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  56. Anyone hear from Dartmouth?

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