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  1. Hi Folks, I have another update: A brand new job was recently posted in my field the other day, so I applied for it. That makes me happy, because some positions do seem to be getting posted despite Covid19. 🙂 But the bad news is that one of my former committee members has been overwhelmed, and declined to be a referee for any more applications until Fall 2020. 😞 I guess I can begin the default route of "building up my CV" by writing and submitting papers for journals and hoping they get published.
  2. Thank you so much!!! I am hoping for the best!! 🙂
  3. Hello, I have a few questions, if you don't mind me asking: What are your goals in terms of jobs/career? Is your field in computer sciences? I was presenting a lot at conferences and I also have papers from conferences published as abstracts, but I was advised that peer-reviewed journal articles or pee-reviewed book chapters are necessary to compete in the tenure track job market, especially in disciplines such as computer science. At that point, I stopped presenting papers at conferences and have focused my efforts on those latter things. Thoughts? Thank you!
  4. Hello, I just wanted to provide an update: Despite the glaring website notice that "XXX university has implemented a hiring freeze", I was contacted yesterday for a virtual campus visit that consists of research/teaching demonstration and additional interview. I am confused about this contradiction, but still super excited, and praying that it goes well!! Ciao!!
  5. Hello, I just wanted to provide an update: Despite the glaring website notice that "XXX university has implemented a hiring freeze", I was contacted yesterday for a virtual campus visit that consists of research/teaching demonstration and additional interview. I am confused about this contradiction, but still super excited, and praying that it goes well!!
  6. Hello and thank you for this post. I commend you for remaining positive in these uncertain times, as difficult as it may be. I had a discussion with someone and we both agree that when things start to normalize, and it looks like they will normalize soon as social distancing measures are being lifted slowly...there will be a temporary surge of jobs either re-posted or newly posted. I am beginning to see that already happening. This week, several new jobs were posted in my field in which I applied to two that seemed to be a really good fit!! In the next month or so, I am anticipating another interview God-willing, perhaps virtually if I have all my cards properly aligned. Don't give up and hang in there...we can do this!!
  7. Hello, and thank you for this post. I agree 100% that we should at least stay positive. To answer your questions, success in the market and ideas to move past the crisis can be achieved as follows: 1) waiting it out, which means we are essentially in a waiting game; and 2) continue to publish in the mean time, so that the chances of landing an interview are adequate. Anyone have any other thoughts and suggestions?
  8. Hello, thank you for posting this link. I think I already replied to an earlier post that had the same link to state that it is not entirely accurate. For example, it shows that some universities sent out emails and cancelled positions, but I certainly did not get such as email from those schools, and in fact, when I contacted the university, they said the buildings are literally closed and they would have an update for me once they re-opened. Another university shows that an interview was cancelled, but again, I was interviewed by the very same university, virtually! Another university just posted a brand new job this week! And yet another! I applied to both. So, once again, I would have to take that list with a grain of salt... I think it may be better to actually look at the individual university websites and see if new jobs have been posted, and if they are, then apply away!!
  9. I was given the same advice, if I received an offer, I was told to take the offer, and after a few years, if one really wanted to change their mind, at least there would be experience under the belt!!!
  10. Hello and thank you!! I thought it went pretty well given that some of them asked very tough questions while others asked 'easier' ones. I hope they contact me at some point for a virtual job talk. I will certainly update this post if they do!!
  11. Thank you for posting this news. As horrible and sad as it is to lay off tenure track faculty, I hate to say that I am not too surprised, as it was in the humanities at a not-so-popular school. The humanities have been quite a precarious academic field...humanities phds tend to have the worst tenure-track employment rates in academia, and now seeing this article makes me think that the precarity seems to continue even after achieving tenure-track and/or tenure in the humanities. St. Cloud State does not seem to be one of the distinct universities, with respect to research, and I imagine tenured and tenure track positions, even in the humanities, would be "safe" at R1 and/or R2 schools, although frozen endowments have warranted hiring freezes for new tenure track jobs at some of those schools. I am surprised to see that positions continue to being posted in the field of social sciences at decent schools, so I might stay in a positive mind-set, although it may not be warranted...things might go south.
  12. That is excellent! I want to follow up to state that I have just submitted the first round of major revisions for a research paper (which was first submitted to a peer reviewed journal back in July 2019). If they accept all of my revisions, this will be my second research paper for 2020. I have prior peer-reviewed publications in 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013... I just started drafting a third research paper....I am hoping I can submit it to a journal by the end of April (the deadline for a special issue)...wish me luck!!
  13. That is exactly the number I am hoping for since my graduation back in 2019. I have one down, published in January 2020. Now I have two more to go. Let us know if you have submitted articles
  14. Hello, I wanted to provide another update for the people who may be following this question (or perhaps no one is). The virtual interview went ahead. It was with a panel of four professors from four different specialties all working together in the same department. They asked me a number of questions, each taking turns...the questions did not seem too difficult...I sent them a thank-you email afterwards as a follow up...and they responded back immediately...let's hope it works out and I get onto the short-list...
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