Well it's the beginning of April and applications I sent in 6-8 months ago have still not been hired for (at least per Wiki). How do you know when what is done is done, sign a new lease, lick your wounds, and start focusing on next year?
Date: 02 Apr 2012 15:15
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There is still lots of hiring and negotiating going on, so it is still possible to get good news at this time of year. But the only way to know for sure is to ask. If there are places that you haven't heard anything about via the wiki (or other sources), you can contact the search chairs and politely inquire about the status of their search. It may suck to find out that they are in the process of negotiating an offer or that the position has been filled already, but then at least you'd know for sure and can plan accordingly.
I agree with neurogirl. I think a lot of places are still in negotiations. If you haven't been called for any sort of interviews then your candidacy at a particular place is unlikely, but if you have had an interview and you're just sitting around waiting (even if it has been months), then you may very well still be in the running. Even if you were not called for an interview you should ask, though. Several searches ended up having to dip back into the pool after their first set was unsuitable and/or turned them down.
Agree with the above. If you interviewed somewhere and the search chair has not kept you in the loop, then it's fine to ask now. If you haven't heard anything then it's very unlikely you'll hear from them until May or later with a rejection after the dust has settled on their end. I'd start focusing on getting things in order and building your CV for next year.
I just heard yesterday that I will be offered a job I interviewed for in January! So miracles do happen - although, needless to say, I was not the first choice (and had been kept in the loop to that effect…)