Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== '''Macalester College''' (11/1) == *Request for more materials: 11/23 (x6) *Request for MLA interview: 12/9 (by phone) (x4) *Request for Campus Interview: 1/6 *Q: can I ask whether this came by email or regular mail? **A: email. *Kind rejection, by email, 11.30 Very kind! Received 400 applications (x15) *Would be interested to know what kind of theory they're actually looking for. **A: Apparently not psychoanalytic, Foucauldian, and gender/sexuality...kicked me to the curb. Then again, this is an open-rank search, no? BTW, they hired an excellent 18th-century person last year who does psychoanalytic. **A: I received the rejection yesterday too, and work on race theory. I applied for a literature search there last year (American lit, I think?) that was canceled and was a lot less organized (received acknowledgement really late, though maybe it was because of the canceled search). **A: I work on post-structural theory and continental philosophical approaches to literature. Rejected as well. I would be interested to know if those who are advancing are Assistant or Associate Professors, given the open-rank call. A: postdoctoral fellow for me. **A: I got a request for more materials. I do contemporary fiction & critical theory (embodiment, identity & technology), literature and science/medicine, some disability studies. I'm a postdoc now. Don't know if that helps you. This stuff is all so random! (12/9 addition: I got an MLA interview too, if that is helpful. Also I pitched new media studies in my letter). **-- have almost the exact same interests as above, but I do nineteenth century fiction instead of contemporary. Also a postdoc. **A: Also a request for more, currently a VAP, work on postcolonial theory & aesthetic theory **Request for more, ABD, contemporary; historicist **Has this job been accepted? (I assume an offer must have been made by now, though I don't know anything for sure.) **I was told to expect a call on March 1st, tho that would be at least 2 weeks after the last campus visit. **Congrats to the person who received the offer. Are you willing to share your present status: ABD, postdoc, asst prof...? Thanks. **Ditto on the congrats...and boo to the SC decision to notify rejected campus vistors via what was essentially a form letter. Surely being on campus for 3 days merits the humanity of a personal phone call, no matter how awkward or unpleasant the SC finds such calls... **Respectfully disagree with above re: phone call, which would be much more unpleasant for me as a candidate than I think it would be for the SC. I prefer being rejected by mail--that way I don't have to react immediately, or at all, if I don't want to. Also, phone calls are, for me at least, associated with good news from an SC, so it would be even more awful to be expecting good news only to realize I'm being rejected. **I had one of those from another school recently, and I agree with the first poster. I guess it's subjective, but I think that since it's way more typical (at least according to the faculty I've spoken to) to get a personal rejection at this stage in the process, it does seem like a weird choice when schools break that professional convention. Plus even though obviously those conversations are awkward on both ends, at least I feel after them like I've been afforded some collegial respect, rather than being "protected" from the discomfort. Of course it's all vastly better than the situation of never even being contacted at all after a campus visit, which is just too awful for words. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Academic Jobs Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://academicjobs.wikia.org/wiki/Theory_2010"