Date: 22 Jan 2014 15:54
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no, but someone just posted "requested more info" today. I wonder if that poster would care to elaborate?
I was told that they are going to send requests for recommendation letters only for 'finalists'. My references did not get such a request… and I have no idea what "more info" even means.
I received an email on Saturday asking for more information. This included evidence of teaching effectiveness (evals, observations, examples of syllabi and handouts, etc.), examples of scholarly work, and they asked for 3 references to be sent via email. I have no idea if my references were contacted separately. They did not indicate that I was a 'finalist' or anything like that.
I like that they are only asking for letters from candidates who make the final cut. I think that is a good idea, rather than making letter-writers go out of their way to write letters for someone who didn't really have much of a chance in the first place.
Anyhow, thank you for elaborating, grass_is_greener. I think that being contacted for these things can only be taken as a good sign for you, but the rest of us who applied and didn't hear anything shouldn't get too worried yet, either, given that "grass_is_greener"'s e-mail didn't indicate an official short list. They also might be sending out these requests on a rolling basis as they review applications that they deem promising.
If you hear more (phone/campus interviews, etc), grass_is_greener, please continue to be a great wiki-steward and keep us posted!
OK, still nothing for me, but it appears that more people have gotten "requests for more information" on this job over the course of a few days. So I expect that everyone who is being seriously considered will get this request, and that those who have not heard yet need not worry yet (but maybe in a week or two we should.)
What are they asking exactly? Do they provide a list?
Also, 'applicant', I think it is safe (for us) to start worry now :-)
I disagree. Since my posting earlier today, another person has received such a notification. They seem to be trickling in, unless the x2, x3, x4, x5 after the 1/25 mean that they all came in on 1/25, but people didn't update the wiki until now. I'm not yet convinced that it's a mass e-mail that went out at once. There is such thing as checking the wiki too often and getting yourself all worried when in fact someone is about to contact you. I've seen it happen before here. Grass_is_greener already mentioned what was asked of him/her - evidence of teaching effectiveness.
got a nice rejection email saying they are moving forward with other candidates
Sorry to hear that anonn; best of luck with your other job searches.
I still have heard nothing either way from them.