I was interested in the director of undergrad studies position in the psych dept at U Maryland college park. I got a rejection letter just 1 week after applications were due, and I see from the wiki that they've started bringing in candidate(s) for in-person interviews. Can anyone shed any light - without naming names - on the general qualifications of the people they are bringing in? I thought I was, if anything, over-qualified for the position, so I'm just curious as to whether I was outclassed by someone even more qualified (the rejection email said they got a ton of highly qualified applicants, but I think most rejection letters say that), or if I was viewed as over-qualified and perhaps not interested enough in the position to bother with.
In hindsight, after I got the rejection email, I considered the fact that I did not make it clear how serious I was about the position in the cover letter. Maybe I should have said "FYI, I would leave my current job for this advertised job". Then I thought maybe my advising statement just wasn't good enough. And now I just have no clue. ;-)