[Spiros],Good luck to all the non-posers with the required publications!
Our deadline is still a few weeks away, and we have more applications than we know what to do with. We now have more applications for this year's job than we had in total for the last search we did. Things are tough. At our meeting yesterday, we agreed to the following vetting procedure. We have a three pile system.
The first pile contains applications from unqualified persons. This category includes: (1) Anyone who does not have the Ph. D. in hand; (2) Anyone who does not fit the specified AOS and AOC; and (3) all poser applicants. (In case you don't know, "poser applicants" are applicants who don't really fit the specified AOS and AOC, but try to pass for it, and apply in the hopes that we won't notice. It's insulting.)
The second pile contains applications from qualified persons (viz., people with degree in hand who fit both the AOS and AOC) without publications in their AOS in a recognized professional journal.
The third pile contains applications fro mqualified persons with publications in theAOS in a recognized professional journal.
We intend to draw our APA list solely from pile three. We'll dip into pile two only if necessary.
I should also mention that only 15-20% of the applications fall into pile three. And there's a gigantic number of poser applications. I feel like sending out a nasty email to the posers.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"Poser Applicants" and other Job Market News
I just received the following from a colleague who works in a medium-sized Liberal Arts university with no graduate program. His department is hiring this year...