Does anyone have any information about what the job market will be like in the fall? Will it be similar to the current market, better, or worse? Last fall, my department chair said that our department (at an R1 university) is not planning to create any new positions or hire to fill vacant positions (e.g., from retirements) for the next 2 (maybe 3) years. What's it like elsewhere?
Date: 31 Mar 2010 22:26
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Tough market. At current SLAC only one nontenure track position (teach 4/4) filled this year. Not a good position for anyone intending to do research. 4 differnent classes each semester. Although losing one position due to a denial of tenure will not be filled.
I'm actually slightly optimistic that it will be a tad better than this year. Too much uncertainty this year so I think many places were on very tight budgets, but hopefully we'll see that start to loosen up a bit. The stock market is back up, so that means endowments are also up.
My graduate advisor emailed me earlier this week letting me know that 3 positions in their dept (R1 University) that had been frozen were going to be opened in the fall. He thought this may be a national trend as the economy (or at least stock market - which influences university endowments) has rebounded.