Curious if anyone has heard anything from programs like George Mason University, St Louis University, East Carolina University, etc. who had deadlines earlier in October for clinical psych faculty positions?
Date: 02 Nov 2010 15:58
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I also applied to GMU and SLU and haven't heard a peep yet. I believe ECU has extended it's deadline. There is an ad up saying they won't be reviewing applications until November 15th.
Nothing from GMU for me, either. I heard a rumor they're looking for a child person, but I don't recall that being in the ad.
Yeah, I don't recall that being in the ad either, but it wouldn't surprise me. Seems like there are a lot more child positions this year, compared to adult positions.
I was told that SLU's search is running a bit behind and that they expect to review the applications in the next few weeks.
I do wonder how many places will try to get interviews done before the holday/semester break. My experience in the past has been that this is the norm, but without starting to schedule campus interviews soon (typically bring in 3 candidates over 3-4 weeks) that will be a challenge. Having not been on the other side of that table I'm not sure what the departments' thinking on this is. It seems better for all to get it done as soon as possible and not have a month long break in between phone interviews and campus interviews. But one also doesn't want to rush the process, I suppose.
In any event, no one should panic at not having interviews scheduled yet as I suspect this week would be the earliest most would hear anything. The next few weeks before Thanksgiving should be much more telling.
Thanks for the update anon… I didn't know ECU extended the deadline. I heard from UNLV (for clinical psych faculty position) last week but it was a vague email with a few questions, nothing substantial. Good luck to you!
Yes, I got a similar email from UNLV too. That's the only contact I've heard from anyone. Looks like we must be applying for all the same jobs :)
It does appear that we are applying for many of the same jobs :) Out of curiosity, have you heard from any other places (other than UNLV)? I have heard from UNLV and University of Richmond. Not a peep from anywhere else, with the exception of emails or letters confirming receipt of my materials.
Other than UNLV, I've only heard from University of Missouri-Kansas City that I cleared their initial screening phase.
I also heard back from University of Missouri-Kansas City that I cleared their initial screening phase and have not applied to the others you mentioned.
I also applied to the SLU, GMU, UNLV, etc positions and have not heard from any of them… not even vague Qs from UNLV… oh well, I guess living there was a road to ruin anyway:) Anyone know what the clinical candidate pool looks like this year size-wise? Seems to be a few top places, a few mid-level places, and the rest. Wondering what the market will accommodate. Also, I haven't heard anything re: GMU, but I did speak w/ someone at Fordham who said they are looking for someone to fill a neuropsych need. So the whole, "other areas considered," may not be as true there. Who knows though. Good luck to all and keep the posts coming!
Ha, yes Vegas could be a road to ruin and could make tenure even more difficult ;) With regard to your question about the size of the pool someone just posted under the General Discussion Forum that they have heard some positions are getting upward of 240 apps… looks like this person was referring to social positions though so I am not sure how comparable that is to clinical positions. Do other people have a ballpark idea about how many applications programs get for clinical positions? 50? 500? 2 million?
"Vegas could be a road to ruin and could make tenure even more difficult"… nice humor, but NEWSFLASH…there's a lot more to Southern Nevada than hookers, cocaine, gambling, and Hangovers. As a former interviewee at UNLV, I can tell you that the department, faculty, and grad student culture is far from that. Pretty vanilla/ conservative folks actually. The undergrads…that's entirely another matter :)
Looking anon - just out of curiosity did you interview for a clinical position at UNLV? If so, I'd be interested to hear if you have any other inside scoops on the department and the situation out there. Also, are you applying again this year?
Yes, anonymous person, it was for a Clinical line. Happy where I am, so only monitoring the market. UNLV? I can definitely say that they're an up and coming department. A number of faculty in both the Clinical and Experimental programs are pulling down grant money and pretty well-known in their niches. There's a good mix of younger faculty going up for tenure, and more senior types in both programs. Clinical is the larger program right now in terms of grad students and faculty. Competitive salary and benefits, and the housing in the nicer suburbs (Henderson and Summerlin) is pretty reasonable for renting or buying on an Asst. Prof salary. It would have been a good location for me (collaborators on the western U.S.) and low(er) cost of living compared to Southern California. Grad students, for the most part, were pretty bright and motivated. Undergrads, not as much…but a number of emerging R-1's were like that in my experiences interviewing. Anyway, I would say not to let the stereotypes about Vegas dissuade you from applying or considering UNLV. There's a whole other world outside of The Strip. If you get a bite, you might want to talk about how your research can involve both Clinical and Experimental grad students. If you are a "hybrid" Clinical/Experimental, as a few of the most prolific UNLV faculty are, then say so. Be sure to interact and try and connect with the grad students if you meet with them. Other than that…good luck!