This is my first year on the market, so I'm curious to hear from people who have done this before. On average, how many more new postings can be expected in the next couple of months? It seems like the majority of posting occurred in September with October/early November deadlines. Is this generally when most jobs are advertised, with a few more coming in here and there? Or can I expect another substantial round of job ads being posted later this fall?
Date: 29 Sep 2015 20:05
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Nope, what you see is what you get, it is unlikely that there will be many more postings after this point (obviously with a few exceptions, but don't hold your breath).
Just apply your face off to these… it only takes one.
You're going to get a few trickles with November/Dec deadlines, but not many.
It seems like a pretty bleak year to me.
Oct 1 and Nov 1 there should be a bunch of new postings is my guess, some schools do their interviews in spring semester.
The bulk of the postings have already come through. As others note, you'll see a few pop up every couple of days through early December. October 1st, 15th, and November 1st will likely be the biggest periods with openings. You'll get another smaller surge of openings between mid-January and mid-February as institutions that tried to hire in the fall had failed searches, as faculty resigned from their institutions to accept better offers from a fall search, or institutions figure out their 2016-2017 budget (late hiring approvals).
It really does seem a bleak year. I've noticed there are seemingly many more visiting AP positions.
In my area, it seems to be particularly bad for SLACs and there aren't even that many regionals. A bunch of R1s, which will make for some steep competition.
Incidentally, this is also the year where I know a large number of colleagues who are on the market.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens. I'm trying to move up from a current position and may have picked a bad year to do it :(
I'd like to encourage everyone to make sure you are checking all possible venues (listservs, other sites) for positions. I was on the market last year (successfully!) and some of the jobs I went for were never on the psych wiki. I could (should?) have added them, but I didn't and the same thing could happen this year. Best of luck to everyone searching this year!
Absolutely! I have a few this year that I stumbled upon that are not on the wiki.
Awesome! I've tried scouring the Chronicle, APS, HERC, and so forth. Any other places I should be looking?
I was on the market last year (successfully!) and some of the jobs I went for were never on the psych wiki. I could (should?) have added them, but I didn't and the same thing could happen this year.
I have a few this year that I stumbled upon that are not on the wiki.
Given that the wiki is a crowd-sourced effort, its usefulness depends on the extent to which people add and update job listings. If you apply for jobs that aren't listed on the wiki (and choose not to add them yourself), then you're less likely to get any updates (e.g., interviews scheduled, rejection letter received, offer made) from other applicants about those searches, potentially leaving you in the dark.