There were so many interviews listed for November, yet so few offers have been posted. Are the posts outstanding or are the offers outstanding?
I can't speak for everyone, but I interviewed at 5 places this fall and as far as I know (in line with the timelines they gave me) only one has made an offer (not to me, alas). Most have said that they will likely make offers in coming weeks or perhaps just after the holidays.
I think people are often hesitant to post offers on the wiki, moreso than interviews. There's some paranoia about jinxing yourself. I used to think it was sort of selfish of people not to do this until last year I got an offer. Then I felt uncomfortable posting because (a) it didn't feel anonymous, (b) I felt a little bit of that 'don't jinx yourself, this isn't over yet' panic, and most importantly (c) I didn't want the other candidates who interviewed to find out they hadn't gotten the job via the Wiki. After I accepted the job, I asked if the department chair had notified the other interviewees. When I received word that they had all heard from the chair, then I made a post that I had accepted the offer.
I was totally curious about the same thing. I interviewed at two R1 institutions and have heard back from one that I was no longer in the running. But I have not heard back from the other one way or the other. Is it etiquette to inform a candidate when they are no longer in the running?
Unfortunately no. It's the exception to the rule to ever hear back again if you aren't the one to get the offerat least in my experience. I've only had one school keep me updated along the whole process which was very nice… And as far as posting offers, it can be somewhat anonymous as offers have been made for one position I interviewed for but not to mebut I updated the wiki when I found that out.
I don't understand the now norm to bring someone for an interview and never speak to them again if they aren't getting the offer. It's completely rude and makes me think poorly of you and your school. I mean its not like it takes a ton of time and effort to email what, 3-4 people the job is someone else's? Seriously.
I would love to hear about job offers! Last year, I learned that I didn't get a job I really wanted from this site. I initially thought that it was a horrible way to receive the news, but then, when I never heard back from the institution, I was glad that someone had posted. So, I guess there's no good way to hear bad news, and I'd just as soon learn it here.
I just had a nightmare interview process, and I'd love to hear from the person who was offered the job. It was a horrible fit for me (and I overheard two faculty members discussing how much they disliked me in general, and my talk, in particular). Honestly, it would make me happy to hear that this job was absolutely perfect for someone else!
FWIW, I think you could actually be doing a service to other interviewees by posting offers. Nothing is worse than imagining what might be happening and refreshing this page 10x/hour.
I agree with blarg - please post offers! I found out on the wiki that someone else had gotten an offer for a position I had interviewed for, and this is really useful to know. The "waiting game" between interview and offer is stressful and awful, so any information (including knowing that someone else is the first choice) is useful information and helps end the "no news" waiting situation. Wiki users - please do post information on interviews and offers as it comes in! And putting up an offer does not reveal you - I posted about an offer at a school I didn't interview for simply because I knew the person who did get the offer but doesn't regularly use the wiki. So it doesn't reveal you as it could be anyone really.
ALLPERSONALITY, that is terrible interview experience and reflects horribly on the department and faculty! Wouldn't we all love to know where this was I'm sure :)
Others may know this, but I just recently noticed the main academic wiki site this is connected to and the forum there to post about horrible experiences with specific schools. I'd def encourage you post there!
Thank you, applicant! They actually had no idea I heard, so it's not like they were being deliberately cruel. There was a weird acoustic going on where I could hear everything that was said in one particular office - and, unfortunately, they were not saying anything good about me. I heard the "trash talk" very early into the interview and it hit me rather hard. It's okay - I was super stressed about my existing job, so it's not like I was at my finest from the start. I still think it's a good school where they're doing great things, but I'm definitely not the right person for their job.