Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The 2023 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List: 564 research/teaching positions and 48 teaching positions

The 2023 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List (curated by Andrew Spaeth and myself) has 564 research/teaching positions and 48 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 December 21, 2021, the 2022 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 517 research/teaching positions and 61 teaching faculty positions. On December 22, 2020, the 2021 Chemistry Faculty Jobs List had 238 research/teaching positions and 23 teaching faculty positions. 

Want to talk anonymously? Have an update on the status of a job search? This will be the third thread when the second one reaches 200 comments. Here's a link to the second thread. Here's a link to the first open thread. 

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123 comments:

  1. How much reason do you typically give when you decline an offer? My PhD advisor suggest that I let them know their proposed salary is decently below what he understands to be the median new PI salary (per texting his dept head when I got my offer) to help them entice whoever their next choice is more if they're not as familiar/willing to negotiate. Is that legitimately helpful or just patronizing? To be clear, *I* am not declining because of the salary.

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    1. It is for family or personal reasons just say family or personal reasons. I wouldn't say salary if that was not the case. You could say something like not enough institutional resources for the department (techs, facilities, etc.). But incorrect information about salary doesn't seem helpful. They will probably think you are negotiating for higher salary for yourself?

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    2. Agree with above point. For any job, "family reasons" is by far the most powerful and acceptable response for turning down an offer; it cannot be questioned, and does not need to be explained.

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    3. To be clear, my advisor fears that their salary will push away other candidates for that reason who otherwise want the job. I will make it clear why I am declining but am mostly wondering if letting them know their offer is well below the median is actually potentially helpful to them in any way. I loved the school but it's just not quite the right fit for my career goals and I'd like to see them do well.

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    4. That is between the other candidates and the department. Once you decline the offer, it no longer concerns you.

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    5. Every department everywhere needs to 1) pay higher wages and 2) be told at every opportunity that they need to pay higher wages.

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  2. Is there any update from UChicago after the phone interview?

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    1. I haven’t heard anything, and my other friend that also zoomed with them hasn’t heard anything either. It’s possible they needed more time to make their decisions for on site.

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    2. Thanks! Yeah same for me here.

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    3. I think they started inviting onsites

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    4. Chicago will campus-interview synthetic-chemistry candidate(s) next week.

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    5. Chicago will campus-interview two other synthetic-chemistry candidates in the rest of January

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  3. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Best wishes for all families, careers, and well beings 🙏

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  4. Any news from Emory, UMN, or Washington State?

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  5. Are there any updates for Berkeley or Caltech since their zoom interviews? Thanks!

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    1. Caltech has invited some onsite visits

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    2. I see. Thanks! Do you happen to know in which field these invites are?

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    3. at least one is chemical biology...

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  6. For public university salaries available online, is the number typically for the whole year or 9month? Which is more common and how can you tell?

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    1. From my searches, it usually lists total annual amount which is 9 month + any additional summer salary pulled from grants. I look at everyone in the department over several years, what year they are, and the salary to make an educated guess of 9month only vs 9month+ summer salary.

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  7. Has University of South Florida (Tampa, organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, or biochemistry) invited on-site?

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    1. USF had on-sites in early December last year

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    2. Do you mean December of 2022 or do you mean last cycle? Thx

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    3. I meant the job opening for 2023. USF didn't have any openings for the last cycle. it is what it is. Calm down and carry on.

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    4. Both UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU have a Comput/TheorChem position opened this cycle. I heard one of them (likely NCSU) was opened for an MIT postdoc the department decided to hire last cycle.

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    5. USF has sent out offer

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  8. Both UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU have a Comput/TheorChem position opened this cycle. I heard one of them (likely NCSU) was opened for an MIT postdoc the department decided to hire last cycle.

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    1. A reminder: information that narrows down candidates to a single individual are discouraged on this blog. Further insinuations will be deleted. - Chemjobber

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    2. please delete it

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    3. you probably should not narrow down to where the postdoc come from, that's too specific

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  9. Has anyone received any updates or contact about the physical chemistry position at West Chester University?

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    1. I heard that they asked for letters of recommendation for some candidates

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  10. Has anyone heard from Harvard?

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    1. Harvard biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology in-person interviews are underway.

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    2. Thank you. Has anyone heard from Harvard chemistry and chemical biology?

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    3. Yes, they have got in touch for a zoom interview

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  11. Has Utah started interviewing for the biochemistry opening? I know they have invited candidates for another position?

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    1. I believe yes, they have invited biochemistry candidates

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  12. Has Berkeley invited people for their open/organic search?

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  13. Anyone heard from FSU after zooms?

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    1. The physical/analytical search has invited onsites

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    2. What about the inorganic search?

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    3. Yeah, their alumni association calls to ask me for money all the time.

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  14. Any word from WUSTL?

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    1. WUSTL is doing screening interviews this month for their Biochem search

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    2. I haven't heard anything from the WUSTL materials chemistry search, anyone else?

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    3. Has anyone heard from the biochemistry search (chemistry department) after the zoom interviews?

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  15. Does it even mean anything if you didn't receive a rejection email but also no invites for interviews? I saw some universities has already sent out rejection contacts but I got nothing.

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    1. It means nothing. You may get the rejection email when they officially fill the position or never. Unfortunately, many places do not send a rejection email at all.

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  16. How many positions will UIUC chem search have? Their calendar shows ~15 candidate seminars.

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    1. It isn't uncommon for some top R1 universities to have that many onsites for one position.

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    2. If your name is listed on a department as a candidate, can you ask them to take it down? If it common to do so?

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    3. Why would you want them to?

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    4. I just feel better if they list as "seminar" instead of "candidate seminar"...

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    5. FWIW last year I heard they made 3 offers, but they only made offers to their top candidates, and only one ended up joining the department. They don't go down the list and make additional offers if their first choices turn it down

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    6. In my opinion, it would be very unreasonable to ask a department to take down your "candidate seminar" listing. Why do you object? It is a public talk, and the reason you have been invited to give it is because you are a faculty candidate. Congratulations on making it to the final phase of a brutally competitive application process. Time to start focusing your energy on things that actually matter and avoid torpedoing yourself in the eyes of the search committee with what would honestly be considered a bizarre request.

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    7. It's interesting to know that they just made ~3 offers while having a large # of onsite. Maybe they could make offers at the same time and no waiting list

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    8. I thought a department usually interviews 3-5 candidates for each opening. Does it sound about right for many schools?

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    9. Anyone has news from UIUC MSE?

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    10. They're scheduling zoom interviews for the Illinois MSE position, they reviewed them as they were received so some people were contacted even before others submitted the application.

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    11. UIUC Chem brings in 12-15 candidates every year and usually makes 2-4 offers (with ~35 faculty we need to hire 1-2 per year just to keep up with retirements). In the past we've always made all the offers at one time without a waiting list. Different areas (org, phys, etc) will be "hungrier" for a new hire in any given year which goes into the ratio of interviews (4 org vs 2 physical or vice versa) but it does actually come down to the interview. There have been several years where area X really needed to hire but someone from a lower-priority area was so impressive in the interview that we made an offer to them instead.

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  17. Happy New Year! Is there any update from West Virginia and North Texas (ComputChem position)? Thanks.

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  18. http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/2022/08/the-chemical-engineering-faculty-jobs.html
    Here is an open thread for ChemE and MSE which can be complimentary to this chemistry list.

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  19. Have there been any updates on the Ohio State physical chemistry or the Brandeis physical chemistry positions? I have a hard time believing that the Ohio State PChem position could not have already moved on to remote or on site interviews (let alone an offer) at this point given how long ago their submission deadline was.

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    1. Ohio State pchem has scheduled onsites

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  20. any updates from UC Berkeley (chemistry), UC San Diego (chemistry), UC San Diego (pharmacology), or the Univeristy of Virginia (chemistry)?

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    1. I think the UCSD pharmacology/chemistry search is starting in-person interviews this week

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  21. Has anyone heard from CU Boulder position in energy?

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    1. I know that they did Zoom interviews last week so they probably need some time for the onsite invites

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    2. I got a rejection from them like 2+ weeks ago.

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  22. Has anyone heard from NYU regarding the faculty position in computational physical chemistry?

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  23. Anyone heard from Hofstra and University of North Florida after zooms?

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    1. Hofstra had campus interviews last month

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  24. Has anyone heard from UF Scripps or Scripps (La Jolla) after the deadline? I know they have invited letters and/or remote interviews before the ddl and wonder if either of them will review for another round.

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    1. they have invited onsites already

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  25. Did Georgia state U do screening with anyone after their initial contact on 11/30/2022?

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  26. Emailed search committee at Washington and Lee and was informed the position had been filled.

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  27. Is it appropriate to ask an old colleague in the faculty search committee for status update after the interview? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Probably most appropriate to route your inquiry (at least at first) through the search committee chair. You don't want to put your colleague in an awkward situation. If it's been weeks and the committee chair is unresponsive, then perhaps it's appropriate to say to your colleague "hey, I'm curious about the status and the search chair is ignoring me." But you should give the committee chair at least a week to reply to your e-mail before going this route, in my opinion.

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    2. I agree with the previous post. Just want to add that if you do go the route of asking your colleague, do it over the phone or a personal email. There are probably rules that they can't talk about it and you definitely do not want it in writing on their work email.

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    3. Thank you both for the comments and suggestion.

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    4. Committee members are generally required to keep the deliberations confidential. The committee chair is supposed to represent the committee and address external inquiries.

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  28. has anyone heard from penn state after their zoom in early december? thanks in advance.

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    1. I am also waiting to hear from that (PSU open area position)

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    2. at this point i'm contemplating following up with them since it's been a really long time.

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    3. Penn State already started their on-site interviews in late December 2022, they are interviewing roughly around 8 people for 2 searches.

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  29. Did anyone hear from the UT Dallas organic position? The original date was 10/14 and they pushed it back to 1/16 recently. I'd be interested to know if they did any initial interviews before extending the date.

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    1. An email sent to the uni. where I work a few months back (they contacted faculty there) stated that they were preferably looking for a senior hire for this search. Wonder why they didn't just list the position as associate/full if that is the case.

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    2. I think they listed assistant just in case not receiving applications from seniors. But if a position listed associate/full, the hiring department should have enough budget for seniors, which is not good for juniors.

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    3. I am curious that how much more would a senior hire would cost a department, would it be twice?

      How about hiring an AP, who has been AP somewhere else? Would this be similar to hiring someone who is still a postdoc?

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    4. Hiring as an assistant prof is the same as straight from postdoc. When you do that, you are often re-starting your tenure clock. Sometimes they let you go up early (depending on the school), but they aren't paying full prof salary.

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  30. Did anyone hear any update from Elon (Organic) after the zoom in early December?

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  31. Has anyone heard anything from UMN or Emory?

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    1. What position at Emory? Both chem and biochem are hiring.

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    2. I was wondering the chem positions at both institutions

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    3. I haven't seen anything from Emory (Chemistry) yet.

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  32. Is there a bumper cars list this year? Seems from spreadsheet hires are starting to be announced

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    1. The chemistry bumper cars file hasn't been added to yet

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    2. Is this still being monitored by admin? It seems that last year's bumper car is also not complete, missing many ones?

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  33. Has anyone heard from Virginia Chemistry after zoom interviews? It's been two weeks now. Is it early or too late?

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    1. Received request this morning from Chem/Cancer for Zoom

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    2. Thanks! looks like they are doing a second round of zoom interviews.

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  34. Has anyone heard from UT San Antonio (Chem Bio) after the zoom interview in December?

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    1. UT San Antonio already invited on-site interviews on Dec.19 2022.

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  35. Has anyone heard back from University of Kentucky after their zoom interviews for the experimental pchem position?

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  36. Has anyone heard from UT San Antonio for Electrochemistry, and South Carolina for Analytical Chem. positions (rec. letters requested on Dec.)?

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    1. For SC, rec. letter request in December, then not a peep. I don't see any potential applicants on their seminar schedule, at least.

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    2. Thanks! I checked their seminar calender before commenting here, though sometimes such seminars don't register in calendar(s) for confidentiality,...

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  37. Just saw that University of Florida's openings got advertised again on HigherEdJobs. Hm.

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    1. I think they automatically re-posted all the openings. Not an indication of no qualified applicants found.

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    2. Reposting is a common administrative procedure. It could indicate onsite candidates are confirmed or an offer is made.

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  38. Are there still no words on the UC Berkeley organic search?

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  39. Apparently Carroll College is reopening their search per email from them....

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  40. Has anyone heard from Case Western following zoom interviews for the mass spec position?

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  41. Or the UC San Diego Chemistry or Chemistry/Pharmacology joint searches??

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    1. The Chemistry/Pharmacology search already had some in person interviews this month.

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  42. Has anyone heard from Buffalo following campus interviews for the comput chem position?

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    1. I only got an email that the search committee is meeting last week. No news since then.

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  43. Does anyone have a time range from the last on-site interview for a position and the time it takes for the offer to the first choice candidate to be made? I've been told it can be as quick as a week (which does seem rather fast) but considering different universities have different levels of approvals needed for offers to be made, what is the upper time limit that can be expected?

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    1. TL;DR: a week or two to know if you're the top pick and at least a month or two to get the actual offer.

      A week or two is reasonable, though you might not always know when the last candidate is interviewing. That said, it's rarely an offer. The top candidate is usually told they're the pick and if they're still interested/available they often make a return visit before working out the details of the offer with the chair, which can take a few weeks. Once you and the chair agree on an offer package, it then needs signatures of deans, etc. That can add another few weeks depending on the institution.

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