So it looks like Nevada is bringing out more interviews…I guess the 4 of us that they already brought out did not make the cut? I thought their calling my references after the on campus interview was a good sign, must have been a formality. Oh well. Good thing I have other interviews lined up! ;-)
Date: 02 Feb 2013 12:27
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I wouldn't assume that the first 4 did not make the cut. Looks like Nevada State has 2 positions open, which likely means they are trying to match up two people whose interests are complementary to the dept but not overlapping. I interviewed at a different school with 2 positions and there is a lot that goes into making those decisions, and they actually told me when I was interviewing that they inviting out one more person so decisions would take a little longer than expected. It is like fitting a puzzle together - for instance, maybe they liked 2 people best but those 2 study the same area (e.g. cognitive) so they want to invite more people out to see if they like someone in a different area too (e.g. dev) for the sake of covering the most classes in the dept with their 2 new positions.
Those are very good points Yoyo! Thank you for your input! I guess I can't assume anything at this point. I was hoping to get perspective from others that have had similar experiences. This makes more sense now, thanks to you.
Their initial screening of applicants was completed prior to their second listed due date (Dec 1}. They were legally required to review the remaining apps and it sounds like they invited one more qualified applicant to consider.
Anon, I thought of that too, but I was also under the impression the that the search would be finalized in the beginning of February. Which makes me second guess what ever else I was told. Right now I'm trying not to worry about this too much, so I can focus on other interviews. It's difficult to not speculate though, even though I've been warned not to read too much into everything HA HA!
I spoke with the search chair and he said the last candidate was scheduled for Feb 15th, but he'd be contacting references in the mean time. One of my references confirmed being contacted today via email to set up a phone meeting.
Anon- he also contacted me (after I posted the last comment) and told me they had someone coming out on the 15th. I guess now we just wait.
I had a phone interview a week ago and was told they'd get back to me in a couple of weeks.