Did any of you catch the Duke developmentalist position that recently came out - starting in the Fall of 2016?!
Man, it gets earlier and earlier every year…
Hilarious. Word from the inside of the department is that developmental is down two faculty members, so they will get the next hire in the department. I take it they've been waiting for a while. For what it's worth, I think the university as a whole has been putting together a massive strategic plan for hiring in the future, since apparently a huge percentage of the faculty in the school are projected to retire in the next few years. I think lots of hires have been put on hold for that, so departments are really raring to go on their seacrhes.
Wow, where did you see it? I checked the HR website and haven't even seen it posted yet.
Does anyone think this is a trend for the future?
How is this rational? Is it realistic to retain a candidate for that long or am I too far out of the ridiculousness of academic b.s. to understand that this is acceptable?
I can't believe that's not a typo given the applications are due Feb 15.
A reasonable amount of candidates at R1's defer for a year, so this isn't crazy.
I think what's going on is either a) they have who they want to hire in mind already or b) they want less competition with next year's pool by getting out of the gate earlier when candidates won't have competing offers [though i guess really strong candidates will have offers from *this* cycle that they might be negotiating at the same time as the duke interviews are happening?]. some kind of politics under the hood…