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Just found that someone marked rejection letter and phone interview invitation. next to Bridgewater State. I haven't heard anything. Anyone knows what is going on?

Re: Bridgewater State? by dariussdariuss, 25 Oct 2016 21:14

I know they've been doing skype interviews. Does anyone know if they've sent out in person invitations yet?

Re: Mount Holyoke by Psych2233Psych2233, 25 Oct 2016 21:06

I saw that Fairfield University sent out phone interview invites. Anyone know how many people they invited for phone interviews and how many they're looking to interview in person?

Just to clarify, I totally agree and would not use terms like "deal breaker" or "must have." This was how specific questions were worded to me, much to my dismay!

same here, cheese_please. thanks for your update.

I know they reached out to my references a few weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything since…

The review date for the Kenyon job was Oct. 25th but the wiki now says someone was offered an interview on the 24th. Isnt that unfair to folks who were planning to submit their application right at the deadline?

Kenyon College Social by phdpsychphdpsych, 25 Oct 2016 13:02

I agree that you don't want/need to force a potential employer's hand before or during your interview, by stating that it is a "deal breaker" if your spouse/partner does not get a job. However, I do somewhat disagree about waiting until a written offer is in hand to "spring the news" on the offering Department.

If you get invited for an interview, you are one of between 1 and 5 people they are bringing to campus, and that means they want you (or you at least have a 20-100% chance of getting a job offer!)! So, they would be much more willing to try to work with you - if they have the time to think it out….. It would be disappointing for a Department to make an offer to a candidate, only to then find out that there is this insurmountable barrier of having to hire another spouse.

Now, if you were going to take this job no matter what, even if your spouse doesn't get a job, then I can see being a little more guarded - but, if you really need that component in order to take the job, I might be a little bit more upfront about it. It doesn't have to be a demand, but it could be a probing….

Just some thoughts…. Thanks!

When talking about teaching in the classroom… how would you answer these questions? No further information is given upon probing.

A) If a student was being disruptive in class, how would deal with it?
B) If a student says something offensive in class, how would you deal with it?
C) If a student repeatedly shares personal anecdotal experiences in class during discussion, how would you deal with it?


Never say something like that is a "must have" up front. Get the offer first. Then ask for everything you want and need and see if an agreement can be made.

A few people have probably already googled you and seen that you have a spouse even if that's not what they were searching for.

I was upfront about the fact that I had a spouse.

I was upfront about the fact that she was also a university employee.

If it came up, I was somewhat dishonest in saying that she was very excited about living in XXX for XXX reasons. But, she was open to it, so no reason to give them an illegal excuse not to hire on that basis.

If it came up, I emphasized all of the different opportunities in the area for her that she was excited about (obvi she wasn't. See above).

At one place I did try to negotiate for a position for her but it was a no go. But other people have had it work. Some universities have pro-spouse/family hiring policies.

Despite everyone saying that this is a topic that is not to be asked about, on all four of the interviews I had last year at least one faculty member asked me what my spouse did for a living. This wasn't typically in a formal interview, but usually when casually talking at dinner or when walking between meetings. Given that we are a dual career couple, this is a critical topic that I wanted to bring up only when I had a written offer and was in the negotiation stage. So my question is, how does one handle this when it comes up during the interview? It seems weird to lie or make something up, when if I get an offer I will clearly have to correct what I said. On the other hand, if I'm honest, I could legitimately be jeopardizing my chances at an offer. Should I try to say something humorous but not really answer the question? Say he is a psychologist but that we are open to different options and a position for him is not a deal breaker (I was specifically asked if a position for him was a must have)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

It's been over a month since the due date. Has anyone heard anything? Have anyone's references been requested yet?

UC Davis Human Dev by TTunsureTTunsure, 24 Oct 2016 03:10

Thanks, With the school psychology department. good luck!

Re: Towson University? by psydoc1111psydoc1111, 23 Oct 2016 23:02

psycdoc1111 — there are three psych faculty positions open at TU (clinical, school, and gender). Could you specify for which one you have a phone interview scheduled? Also, congrats!

Re: Towson University? by shiofsshiofs, 23 Oct 2016 22:38

Looks like someone got a Skype interview request on Friday so maybe it was beyond the auto-generated HR email…

Re: UC Boulder Clinical by cluckoldhencluckoldhen, 23 Oct 2016 17:57

I heard from towson today, phone interview this week

Re: Towson University? by psydoc1111psydoc1111, 22 Oct 2016 22:22

Thank you for the info! It seems pretty safe to conclude that I'm no longer in the running, I guess.

Re: Hope College by TTunsureTTunsure, 21 Oct 2016 21:03
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