The ad said review would commence 11/21, but there have been no updates. Anyone heard anything?
I heard that the search committee had made a list of candidates (possibly a ranked list?) and that this information was given to the Dean, who is the only person who can act on it. The Dean apparently has not acted on it yet, despite having this list for a long time.
(quick follow-up: By list of candidates, I mean a list to invite for interviews.)
Have people been given phone interviews already to determine this list? i.e. do the candidates on the short list know they are being considered?
From what I heard, short-listers do not know they are under consideration (there have been no phone interviews or e-mail exchanges with these people). But my information is a few degrees removed so I could be wrong. (yEvb0, you wrote that you're not on the short list. How did you know?)
wow…I guess I could always ask…but I think it is really strange that there is a decided upon list out there, and that no one on the list has been told that they are on it.
Does this mean the school might not have funding for the position afterall?
I think the school does have funding, they're just limited by a Dean (or someone else in administration) whose slowness is stopping the search from moving forward. But this information I have is old, so I could be wrong. It does seem way too late for that to be the only reason for the delay.