Job Tracking - Week 16

Okay, I know I said in last week's post that there wasn't going to be a posting this week, but there was a lot of activity before I left town. So this is another pre-recorded post with the latest details added in.

More rejections. But, more importantly, two on-campus interviews scheduled. One of them required me to purchase the ticket out, a rough request around the holidays, but fortunately I stumbled into a good deal. So now I've got a few things to do over the break aside from write a conference paper, put together my syllabi and cope with the family. But it'd be poor form to complain at this point.

Here are the numbers for this week:
Total # of academic jobs applied for/# of jobs identified: 23/25
Total # of non-academic jobs applied for/# of jobs identified 0/0
COST OF THE SEARCH
Total spent in U.S. dollars on applications: $192.90
Average cost in U.S. dollars per applications: $14.95
Total spent in U.S. dollars on travel, etc: $150.99
Total amount in U.S. dollars reimbursed: $0
WHERE THE CALL CAME FROM:
The Chronicle of Higher Ed: 9
HigherEdJobs.com: 0
Other online service (listserv, etc): 14
Friend/Colleague: 2
Personal Research: 1
THE JOB IS IN THE DETAILS
Total number of paper submissions: 19
Total number of e-submissions: 4
Total weight in pounds of application packets: 22.13
Total number of recommendation letters requested: 48
Total number of requests for references: 5
Total number of "proof of teaching excellence" packs : 9
Total number of requests for Teaching Philosophy :11
Total number of research packs: 13
Total number of transcripts requested: 3
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Total number of acknowledgments of receipt: 20
Total number of confirmed reference contacts: 0
Total number of phone interviews: 2
Total number of conference interviews: 0
Total number of on-campus interviews: 2
Total number of offers: 0
Total number of rejection letters: 6
Total number of canceled or unhired positions: 1
And that said, I don't expect another update on jobs until a week or two after the New Year. Hope you're all surviving the holidays!

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Brigindo said...

Congrats on the campus interviews!

December 28, 2008 at 5:18 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Thanks. They're a ways off, so I've got a little time to prepare which is nice. There'll be a post about 'em - or at least my thoughts and fears and preparation - sometime once I'm back.

December 29, 2008 at 11:53 PM