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Dr. Luke Thominet, an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, is conducting a research study of academic job rejection letters. The goals of the study are to explore how current trends in letter construction relate to letter recipients’ reactions and to best practices. The results of the study might help academic departments construct more effective rejection letters. In doing so, this study seeks to contribute to a more humane job market in academia.
We need participants to complete a brief online survey. If you are an academic job seeker who has been on the market at any point during the last five years and have received a rejection letter from at least one school, please consider completing the survey at the following link:
The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete. All answers will remain anonymous and you will be asked to anonymize any information you submit.
Your participation in this research is completely voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. You will not be penalized or lose benefits if you refuse to participate or decide to stop.
If you have any questions about participation or would like information about the findings, you may contact Luke Thominet at (305) 348-2203 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a PhD student in the psychology department at the University of California, Riverside, and I'm conducting a paid study with PhD students on the job market this academic year (2016-17). Anyone over the age of 18 and on the job market this academic year is eligible to participate. Your advisor (typically your dissertation chair, but whoever you consider your primary advisor/mentor) will also be invited to participate in the study if you decide to participate.
If you would like to participate in this study or would like more information, simply fill out the brief form available at this link:
Thank you in advance for your help with our research!
On behalf of Kate Sweeny, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Were you on the job market this past year? We want to know about the role your faculty advisor played in your efforts to secure a position, with the ultimate goal of improving this stressful experience for others down the line.
If you are a PhD student or postdoc who was on the job market during the 2015-2016 academic year and had an official faculty advisor for the duration of your doctoral training, then you are eligible to participate! Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of five $100 Amazon Gift Cards.* If you want to participate, click the link below to complete a 15-20 minute online survey about your experiences on the job market. Your responses will be anonymous, and the information you provide will inform research-based interventions to promote the well-being of individuals going through this experience. Please feel free to forward this post to anyone who is eligible to participate! http://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6FlyALn6JGsPULb -- Komi T. GermanDoctoral StudentDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of California, Riverside http://www.katesweeny.comhttp://observelab.ucr.edu *Participation is not required for entry into the raffle. Email for entry.
Is there a way to organize the wiki this year by different area? Of course, a job could fall under more than one area, but it would nice to have it organized that way. I have heard from many people that it makes it hard to search for jobs and also to see what has been updated.
If you are applying for a job, and you don't want your current employer to know about it, and the job you are applying for says "may we contact your current employer"... how should you answer?
Hey folks, I"m applying for a job this season (one of the sparse ones I could be a candidate for). The dept. site is a desert. Faculty profiles only have an email address and sometimes a photo. The page itself doesn't list any type of student activities, department activities, or any signs of the culture of the place (though, I suppose what I'm seeing may very well be the culture). This makes it pretty tough to tailor the letter beyond what the ad asks for (teaching enthusiast, energetic etc). It's a mid sized state school part of a larger state university system. Any tips on what location-specific touches to add?
1. Are there any guides on how to dress for academic job interviews for men?
2. Should i bring a briefcase? Or do most people not bring their laptop?