Any word from University of Waterloo about their developmental opening? Deadline was 11/1 and pretty much all the other schools with that deadline have done interviews, but there's nothing on the wiki.
Date: 21 Feb 2012 14:19
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I'm also curious about Waterloo. Any updates? I emailed them to ask about the status of the search and an admin person emailed back stating that there are no faculty searches in the department right now…
Huh. The faculty position on the website is dead. Who knows how long this has been for? Did they drop the search early? In October?
I've heard that they have made a formal offer to their top candidate and have another in reserve.
Are you sure that's for the dev position? Someone just posted about campus invites on the wiki for March
Maybe their top 2 turned them down. I am pretty confident that an offer was made and that this was for a developmental position.
Waterloo has a weird habit of only inviting one person for an interview. If the person does well, they get an offer. If they turn it down, they make another interview invite, etc. If their top choices turn them down, this process can take a while given that they do not bring in multiple people for interviews.
Anyone hear about offers being accepted for this position? I heard they were still vetting new candidates up through 2 weeks ago.
anon3: That's an interesting interview process. They might save a bit of money but not time. A downside to the approach is that the best person on the short list might not be interviewed first (or at all), so if the first person does well enough and gets an offer (and accepts it), then the department misses out on the better person.
vd: I am in full agreement with you. I am really not sure why they do it this way, as it is very time consuming and I also agree that they may be missing out on the best candidate because they do not have several to compare to one another. I really don't get what the advantage of doing it this way is, but for some reason this is how they do it.