I'm specifically wondering about the social job at Rochester. I see that they've invited people for on-campus interviews, and I'm fully prepared to accept that that means they're not interested in me. That's what I'd been assuming for a few weeks. I'd come to terms with it. But then I saw that others have received rejection letters. If I haven't, do you think there's hope that I'm on a long short list of alternates—people they'll call if the people they've invited turn down their offers or disappoint them? I'm guessing my rejection letter just got lost in the mail. Just wondering if anyone has better information though.
Date: 30 Nov 2010 00:17
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I don't have any specific information about the Rochester job search, but from my experience on the job market last year, I think it is certainly possible that there could be a subgroup of individuals that are not high enough on the list to interview but at the same time are not low enough on the list to get a rejection letter. On the flip side, I do think it is rare for search committees to have to dip back into the applicant pool, if they have invited multiple people for interviews, especially in this horrible job market.
I posted the rejection email from UR… I received an email from a professor there saying I didn't make the short list but should consider applying for his post doc position. At first I thought it was a rejection sent out to many people, but now I'm not so sure. Sorry if that caused confusion, I'm a first-timer.
Oh, I see, thanks for the information. That's actually a very nice rejection letter. Combination job offer and rejection. Congratulations!
Yesterday’s activity on the wiki has made the initial question relevant once again. Several people have posted that they received a rejection email yesterday from Rochester. Since multiple people have been contacted, perhaps this is a more official rejection notice. Or perhaps these emails were also unofficial emails encouraging certain individuals to apply for a post-doc. If anyone who received one of these emails could comment, that would be helpful and appreciated. I still haven't heard a thing (besides the initial acknowledgment) and am just wondering what to make of it.
The rejection letter I received from Rochester (via email) was a very standard rejection letter and made no mention of a postdoc, so my guess is that the people who got the less formal emails with the postdoc mention might have gotten a bit of a silver lining.
I know someone who received a rejection email recently but it didn't say anything about a post doc in it. I applied and have not received a rejection email.