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'''For the 2008-2009 job search season'''
 
'''For the 2008-2009 job search season'''
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* University of Portland (2 positions)
 
* University of Portland (2 positions)
 
**I can't find either of the U of Portland job listings. Can you tell me where they are listed? They were in the latest CRTNET e-mail.
 
**I can't find either of the U of Portland job listings. Can you tell me where they are listed? They were in the latest CRTNET e-mail.
**Yes they were -- December 1 "CRTNET: Position Announcements #10659." It's the last job, posted by Jeff Kerssen-Griep.
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**Yes they were -- December 1 "CRTNET: Position Announcements #10659." It's the last job, posted by Jeff Kerssen-Griep.
 
* University of Wisconsin-Superior (Mass Comm Generalist)
 
* University of Wisconsin-Superior (Mass Comm Generalist)
 
* Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media)
 
* Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media)
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* St. Mary's College (media, technologies & culture) contacted 11/1 via email, schedule finalized 11/18.
 
* St. Mary's College (media, technologies & culture) contacted 11/1 via email, schedule finalized 11/18.
 
* NCA gossip reports that Vanderbilt is doing interviews at NCA, although emails suggest that applications will not be reviewed until 1/1/09
 
* NCA gossip reports that Vanderbilt is doing interviews at NCA, although emails suggest that applications will not be reviewed until 1/1/09
*I would not trust this gossip.* -- why?
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*I would not trust this gossip.* -- why?
 
Vandy did interviews at NCA
 
Vandy did interviews at NCA
 
As I understand it, they did not do "interviews" at all, but the most preliminary of informal, non-committal conversations
 
As I understand it, they did not do "interviews" at all, but the most preliminary of informal, non-committal conversations
 
with some members of the applicant pool who were unknown to them. These are clearly not interviews in the traditional sense
 
with some members of the applicant pool who were unknown to them. These are clearly not interviews in the traditional sense
 
and probably should not be interpreted as such.
 
and probably should not be interpreted as such.
Certainly. That should be said/assumed for many of the NCA interviews. I think the point is that they seem to have gone through the selection process for at least the first cut. They met with candidates but not ALL candidates.
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Certainly. That should be said/assumed for many of the NCA interviews. I think the point is that they seem to have gone through the selection process for at least the first cut. They met with candidates but not ALL candidates.
 
*Saginaw Valley State University
 
*Saginaw Valley State University
   
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*Have you heard anything about '''Northwestern (Media, Technology & Society)?'''--Receipt of materials letter and very specific mention of no preliminary decisions until early to mid December and for candidates to remain patient. When did you receive your letter?
 
*Have you heard anything about '''Northwestern (Media, Technology & Society)?'''--Receipt of materials letter and very specific mention of no preliminary decisions until early to mid December and for candidates to remain patient. When did you receive your letter?
''Thank you !''
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''Thank you !''
 
I received my letter around the second week of november
 
I received my letter around the second week of november
   
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*Anyone hear anything from '''University of''' '''South Carolina (Mass Communication)?'''
 
*Anyone hear anything from '''University of''' '''South Carolina (Mass Communication)?'''
-Yes. Rejection letter received 12/5
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-Yes. Rejection letter received 12/5
 
- Also received a rejection letter dated Dec 11 in the mail on Dec 18.
 
- Also received a rejection letter dated Dec 11 in the mail on Dec 18.
 
*How about '''Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada'''?
 
*How about '''Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada'''?
 
Invu scheduled, 12/12
 
Invu scheduled, 12/12
Really? Hmmmm. Is it on-campus interview at Carleton or phone interview?
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Really? Hmmmm. Is it on-campus interview at Carleton or phone interview?
   
 
*Have you heard from '''SUNY Albany (Communication Studies)?'''
 
*Have you heard from '''SUNY Albany (Communication Studies)?'''
 
** They did phone interviews in October. No word beyond that.
 
** They did phone interviews in October. No word beyond that.
Got an e-mail rejection letter today (Dec 18)
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Got an e-mail rejection letter today (Dec 18)
 
*How about '''School of Journalism, Indiana University at Bloomington'''?
 
*How about '''School of Journalism, Indiana University at Bloomington'''?
Receipt of materials
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Receipt of materials
 
*Any update on the situation at '''Ohio State U (Communication Technology)?'''
 
*Any update on the situation at '''Ohio State U (Communication Technology)?'''
 
*Those of you who have received calls for interviews, has the status of your online applications changed? Does it still say "in progress"?
 
*Those of you who have received calls for interviews, has the status of your online applications changed? Does it still say "in progress"?
**Yes, it does say 'in progress' despite the fact that I have received a rejection letter in the mail.
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**Yes, it does say 'in progress' despite the fact that I have received a rejection letter in the mail.
 
* Anybody hear anything from '''Hofstra'''?
 
* Anybody hear anything from '''Hofstra'''?
 
**Hofstra is doing NCA interviews on Sunday, November 23.
 
**Hofstra is doing NCA interviews on Sunday, November 23.
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* Any news re: '''Memphis''' or '''Texas-Austin'''?
 
* Any news re: '''Memphis''' or '''Texas-Austin'''?
 
Austin- e-mail saying that i didn't make the cut
 
Austin- e-mail saying that i didn't make the cut
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**The "communication and humanities" position at Texas-Austin has been filled.
 
**The "communication and humanities" position at Texas-Austin has been filled.
 
**The University of Memphis position has NOT been filled -- the provost's office sent an email today apologizing for a system glitch. Memphis is still reviewing applications.
 
**The University of Memphis position has NOT been filled -- the provost's office sent an email today apologizing for a system glitch. Memphis is still reviewing applications.
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**They are doing phone interviews with people they did not get to meet at NCA and expect to contact people by Christmas
 
**They are doing phone interviews with people they did not get to meet at NCA and expect to contact people by Christmas
 
**Did that Dominican info come through in an email?
 
**Did that Dominican info come through in an email?
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** '''Texas Christian''' PR job
 
** '''Texas Christian''' PR job
 
**'''UTSA (Texas, San Antonio)'''
 
**'''UTSA (Texas, San Antonio)'''
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-Is this for one of the two Communication Arts positions? Can you say how you were notified?
 
-Is this for one of the two Communication Arts positions? Can you say how you were notified?
 
-Yes. The interview is for one of the comm arts position NOT the M.A. Comm/Leadership position. Interview was scheduled over the phone.
 
-Yes. The interview is for one of the comm arts position NOT the M.A. Comm/Leadership position. Interview was scheduled over the phone.
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**'''Middle Tennessee State'''
 
**'''Middle Tennessee State'''
 
***Scheduled interviews
 
***Scheduled interviews
****Are you referring to the phone interviews in November, or have they scheduled on campus interviews?
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****Are you referring to the phone interviews in November, or have they scheduled on campus interviews?
 
**'''Ohio University'''
 
**'''Ohio University'''
 
**'''Texas A&M'''
 
**'''Texas A&M'''
***There are several open positions here. Does anyone have an update on the women's studies/rhetoric one?
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***There are several open positions here. Does anyone have an update on the women's studies/rhetoric one?
 
**'''University of North Texas'''
 
**'''University of North Texas'''
 
***No word since the phone interviews right before the break. (x2)
 
***No word since the phone interviews right before the break. (x2)
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Any updated news on the following?
 
Any updated news on the following?
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**'''Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada'''
 
**'''Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada'''
 
**'''McMaster U, Hamilton, Canada'''
 
**'''McMaster U, Hamilton, Canada'''
 
**'''Indiana U School of Journalism'''
 
**'''Indiana U School of Journalism'''
 
**'''Ohio State U (Communication Technology)''' - Pretty sure this job is filled.
 
**'''Ohio State U (Communication Technology)''' - Pretty sure this job is filled.
**NYU Media, Culture, and Communication'''
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**NYU Media, Culture, and Communication
 
**'''University of Colorado Denver - health communication'''
 
**'''University of Colorado Denver - health communication'''
 
***Given the email (1/21) I got about the diversity position (for which I was a finalist), I think it's safe to assume that ALL UCD positions are on a pause b/c of the economy
 
***Given the email (1/21) I got about the diversity position (for which I was a finalist), I think it's safe to assume that ALL UCD positions are on a pause b/c of the economy
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I don't think anyone's mentioned any of these... anyone ever hear anything about:
 
I don't think anyone's mentioned any of these... anyone ever hear anything about:
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**'''University of Akron (Communication generalist)?'''
 
**'''University of Akron (Communication generalist)?'''
 
**'''Bradley University (Communication)?'''
 
**'''Bradley University (Communication)?'''
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Any new news (as of 1/26/09) re: the following positions?
 
Any new news (as of 1/26/09) re: the following positions?
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**'''Middle Tennessee State University -- campus interviews? search frozen?'''
 
**'''Middle Tennessee State University -- campus interviews? search frozen?'''
 
**'''Ball State University'''
 
**'''Ball State University'''
 
'''The rhetoric position is filled as of 1/21'''
 
'''The rhetoric position is filled as of 1/21'''
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**'''Texas A&M'''
 
**'''Texas A&M'''
 
**'''Western Carolina'''
 
**'''Western Carolina'''
 
**'''Appalachian State'''
 
**'''Appalachian State'''
 
**'''Coastal Carolina'''
 
**'''Coastal Carolina'''
Coastal Carolina -- Mass Comm. scheduled campus interview as of 1/24.
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Coastal Carolina -- Mass Comm. scheduled campus interview as of 1/24.
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**'''UTEP'''
 
**'''UTEP'''
 
**'''Syracuse -- have they extended an offer yet?'''
 
**'''Syracuse -- have they extended an offer yet?'''
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**Hiram (rhetoric)
 
**Hiram (rhetoric)
 
-Hiram rejection email 2/6 (rhetoric position)
 
-Hiram rejection email 2/6 (rhetoric position)
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**Dominican (rhetoric)
 
**Dominican (rhetoric)
   
 
Any word on any of these (1/30)?
 
Any word on any of these (1/30)?
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** '''Edgewood College''' (Interdisciplinary, Dir. of First-Year Academic Programs)
 
** '''Edgewood College''' (Interdisciplinary, Dir. of First-Year Academic Programs)
 
** '''Florida Southern College''' (speech comm.)
 
** '''Florida Southern College''' (speech comm.)
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** '''University of Arkansas-Little Rock''' (applied)
 
** '''University of Arkansas-Little Rock''' (applied)
 
- E-mail 2/25 to request reference letter stated they will begin reviewing applications on 3/6 or 3/9.
 
- E-mail 2/25 to request reference letter stated they will begin reviewing applications on 3/6 or 3/9.
** '''IUPU Fort Wayne (Journalism)
 
** '''Point Park University (Photo)
 
** '''Queens College? I know they quested letters by 1/23, but haven't heard anything else.
 
   
 
** '''IUPU Fort Wayne (Journalism)'''
** '''Colgate University (Andrew Mellon/Rhetoric postdoc)?
 
 
** '''Point Park University (Photo)'''
 
** '''Queens College? I know they quested letters by 1/23, but haven't heard anything else.'''
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** '''Colgate University (Andrew Mellon/Rhetoric postdoc)?'''
 
-I put this postdoc on on the Humanities Postdoc/Fellowship page. I received a letter confirming the arrival of my materials, and the letter said it would take the department several weeks to come up with a short list.
 
-I put this postdoc on on the Humanities Postdoc/Fellowship page. I received a letter confirming the arrival of my materials, and the letter said it would take the department several weeks to come up with a short list.
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**Any word on '''Grand Valley State?''' 2/5
 
**Any word on '''Grand Valley State?''' 2/5
   
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**Any word on '''Rutgers University (health com) or Kent State (health com)?''' (2/10) --> I hear that Kent State health comm decision has recently been made. Not sure about Rutgers, though (2/21)
 
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**Any word on '''Rutgers University (health com) or Kent State (health com)?''' (2/10) --> I hear that Kent State health comm decision has recently been made. Not sure about Rutgers, though (2/21)
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**What is a good source for Visiting Faculty posts? A lot of schools will be seeing increased enrollment next year and despite the hiring freeze, will need people to staff these positions. Or are most classes likely to be staffed with adjuncts? Many new PhDs I know (and ABDs for that matter) are striking out this year, and folks are starting to get panicked. Advice?
 
**What is a good source for Visiting Faculty posts? A lot of schools will be seeing increased enrollment next year and despite the hiring freeze, will need people to staff these positions. Or are most classes likely to be staffed with adjuncts? Many new PhDs I know (and ABDs for that matter) are striking out this year, and folks are starting to get panicked. Advice?
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***I agree that anonymous data may not help much, given the multiple variables at play. But all state university salaries are public information, and several states (e.g: Michigan, Mass., Illinois) have their data in searchable databases online, so go searching on Google, and you should be able to find specific salaries of people hired last year or the year before in state universities. The Chronicle also lists average salaries in their Tools link in the Careers section (though you should expect to get less than the average at schools with law or business schools).
 
***I agree that anonymous data may not help much, given the multiple variables at play. But all state university salaries are public information, and several states (e.g: Michigan, Mass., Illinois) have their data in searchable databases online, so go searching on Google, and you should be able to find specific salaries of people hired last year or the year before in state universities. The Chronicle also lists average salaries in their Tools link in the Careers section (though you should expect to get less than the average at schools with law or business schools).
   
'''2/16/09''': It seems as if the updates here have about trickled to a halt during the past week or so. Either no news is good news, or perhaps we've reached the point where decisions are about to be made and the floodgates will soon be unleashed. Best of luck to all in this abysmally grim market cycle. Please update when you can so others can plan, celebrate, or grieve accordingly ;)
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'''2/16/09''': It seems as if the updates here have about trickled to a halt during the past week or so. Either no news is good news, or perhaps we've reached the point where decisions are about to be made and the floodgates will soon be unleashed. Best of luck to all in this abysmally grim market cycle. Please update when you can so others can plan, celebrate, or grieve accordingly ;)
   
 
'''2/16/09: Any update on the position of Assistant Prof at Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media). The application deadline passed on Feb.1 ''' After much ado about my late application (lost by the damned post office! thankfully it was eventually found), I worked up the nerve to email the SCC, he responded literally within minutes saying that the few days lateness wouldn't be a problem - it didn't seem like they were rushing through the apps so it might be a while.
 
'''2/16/09: Any update on the position of Assistant Prof at Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media). The application deadline passed on Feb.1 ''' After much ado about my late application (lost by the damned post office! thankfully it was eventually found), I worked up the nerve to email the SCC, he responded literally within minutes saying that the few days lateness wouldn't be a problem - it didn't seem like they were rushing through the apps so it might be a while.
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*Any news on the '''St. Mary's''' search? Heard a rumor they might be mobilizing for campus interviews, but can't get a real confirmation on that. If the wiki is any indication, the search looks like it's been inactive since they did NCA interviews.
 
*Any news on the '''St. Mary's''' search? Heard a rumor they might be mobilizing for campus interviews, but can't get a real confirmation on that. If the wiki is any indication, the search looks like it's been inactive since they did NCA interviews.
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For the 2008-2009 job search season

This page covers communication studies/communications and mass communication (advertising, journalism, PR).

Positions Open--Please move jobs down the list of categories as you find out information and then delete the outdated information

  • Boston College (research methods)
  • Cal State Chico (rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach (communication theory)
  • Catholic University
  • Central Michigan University (3: new media, PR, visual)
  • Coastal Carolina University (PR)
  • Dominican University (Rhetoric)
  • Duquesne University (broadcast/electronic media)
  • Eastern Illinois University (interpersonal/intercultural)
  • Fort Lewis College (new media/convergence)
  • Gonzaga (2 positions in Communication Arts)
  • Iowa State (human computer interaction)
  • Lehigh University (new media/convergence)
  • Louisiana State (media law/print journalism)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (3 positions: communication disorders, interpersonal communication, rhetoric)
  • Niagara University (Social Marketing)
  • Northwestern University-Medill (integrated marketing communications)
  • Ohio University (3: health comm, rhetoric/public advocacy, technology)
  • Penn State (2: telecom/"Digital society", interpersonal)
  • Pepperdine (2: interpersonal/intercultural, PR/advertising)
  • Purdue University (PR)
  • Queens College (media historian)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Salve Regina University (journalism)
  • Seattle University (social interaction)
  • St. Bonaventure (advertising)
  • SUNY Albany (interpersonal and health)
  • SUNY New Paltz (interpersonal)
  • SUNY New Paltz (electronic media)
  • Syracuse University (2: advertising, newpaper journalism)
  • Temple (advertising)
  • Texas A & M (health)
  • Texas Christian University (2: advertising, journalism)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (organizational rhetoric/rhetorical methods)
  • Texas Tech University (2: advertising, PR)
  • University of Alabama (Interpersonal/ Intercultural) (Organizational)
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Organizational, Small Group, and/or Interpersonal Communication)
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Applied Communication)
  • University of California, San Diego (film/new media)
  • University of Cincinnati (new media)
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (advertising/new media, law*(law is cancelled))
  • University of Colorado-Denver (communication and diversity)
  • University of Denver (intercultural)
  • University of Florida (advertising)
  • University of Illinois (3: 2 advertising, interpersonal)
  • University of Iowa (2: interpersonal and rhetoric)
  • University of Maryland (2: both PR)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2: media and society, quantitative research)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (intercultural/international/global)
  • University of Michigan (political comm)
  • University of Minnesota (3: journalism, history/mass comm, PR)
  • University of Missouri (2: interpersonal, political comm)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (health)
  • University of Puget Sound (comm studies - theory and research)
  • University of San Francisco (interpersonal/social interaction)
  • University of South Carolina (3: health comm (1), mass comm (2)--all open rank)
  • University of Tampa (advertising)
  • University of Tennessee (2: sports journalism/new media journalism)
  • University of Texas-Austin (4: 2 advertising, communication and humanities, health comm)
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison (strat comm)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (intercultural/global)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2: advertising, online publishing)
  • Vanderbilt University (rhetoric/public address)
  • Washington State University (intercultural/international media)
  • West Virginia University (open specialty)

New Positions Announced (Dec 08 onward)

since no one seems to feel comfortable deleting old info, we can at least have a separate section for new info

  • Emerson College (Director of basic comm. course)
  • Mansfield University (Organizational)
  • New York City College of Technology (Speech)
  • Portland State
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Salve Regina University (journalism)
  • University of Portland (2 positions)
    • I can't find either of the U of Portland job listings. Can you tell me where they are listed? They were in the latest CRTNET e-mail.
    • Yes they were -- December 1 "CRTNET: Position Announcements #10659." It's the last job, posted by Jeff Kerssen-Griep.
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (Mass Comm Generalist)
  • Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media)

Requested More Information

  • Catholic University (10/12)
  • Marquette (letters of recommendation)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (letter rec'd 9/16)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (Letter rec'd 10/14)
  • UC San Diego (Communication and the Person) Letters of recommendation (1/22)- how did you find this out? My electronic app still says "letter not requested" even though they said letter requests were automatic upon submission of the application...

A: One of my letter writers told me, and then I confirmed by chkng the online application. (2/2)

--Follow up Q: Does anyone know if the recruiting dept at UCSD has to activate the recommendation letter request? I'm in the same boat: status reads "letter not requested" but I thought letters were automatically requested by the application system. If the dept has to take action that would both explain long delay between app deadline and website update as well as explain why some people's status never changes from "letter not requested"--i.e., those folks didn't make the next cut. Anyone know? --I was told not to read anything into the letter requested/not requested status. Haven't seen where they've scheduled phone/on campus interviews, so maybe we're all still in the game.

-- what is the norm in Communication? to ask for all letters or, like in anthropology, to only ask the long-list? why was someone advised not to read too much into some people being asked, and other not. Seems like a long=list cut to me!

--on campus scheduled 2/6

Phone Interview

  • Augustana (rhetoric/forensics)
  • Ball State University (rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Catholic University (12/9)
  • College of Charleston
  • Colgate University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Fordham Univesity
  • Hiram College (rhetoric): emailed 12/4
  • Hofstra
  • Iowa State (PR): scheduled for 10/10
  • James Madision University (Digital Journalism): Mid Nov.
  • Lewis and Clark (forensics)
  • Memphis (rhetoric of medicine, health communication)
  • Michigan Technological University (which position?)
    • Comm & Cultural Studies--Humanities Dept
  • Middle Tennessee State University (rhetoric)
  • Millersville University
  • Ohio University (rhetoric)
  • Pepperdine (communication)
  • South Dakota State University (rhetoric)
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY New Paltz (electronic media)
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage (journalism)
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Missouri (Pol Com)
  • University of North Texas (Feminist Rhetoric)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • Wayne State

Meeting at NCA

  • James Madison University (Conflict position)
  • Dartmouth
  • Fairfield University
  • Syracuse University (critical/cultural studies & rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (rhetoric)
  • University of Illinois (interpersonal)
  • Dominican University (contacted on 11/11) (rhetoric)
  • SUNY New Paltz (interpersonal)
  • Gustavus Adolphus
  • Willamette
  • Lewis and Clark (rhetoric/forensics)
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • SIU-Edwardsville
  • Northeastern (rhetoric) -- contacted via email 11/15
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln (rhetoric) -- contacted via email 11/15
  • Cal State Long Beach (comm theory)
  • University of North Texas (rhetoric) contacted 11/18 via email
  • St. Mary's College (media, technologies & culture) contacted 11/1 via email, schedule finalized 11/18.
  • NCA gossip reports that Vanderbilt is doing interviews at NCA, although emails suggest that applications will not be reviewed until 1/1/09
*I would not trust this gossip.* -- why?
     Vandy did interviews at NCA
      As I understand it, they did not do "interviews" at all, but the most preliminary of informal, non-committal conversations 
      with some members of the applicant pool who were unknown to them. These are clearly not interviews in the traditional sense 
      and probably should not be interpreted as such.
   Certainly.  That should be said/assumed for many of the NCA interviews.  I think the point is that they seem to have gone through the selection process for at least the first cut.  They met with candidates but not ALL candidates.
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Rejection Letter Received

  • Albion College, 12/17
  • Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania - letter dated Nov 10 but arrived on Dec 1.
  • Arizona State University, 12/2
  • Babson College 01/09- They already select candidates for campus interviews.
  • Boston College (research methods) 11/24
  • Catholic University of America
  • Central College (commmunication studies/media studies) 12/05 - letter triumphantly states they already have done on-campus interviews and had top candidate accept.
  • Concordia College (basic course director position) 10/22
  • Dartmouth (speech position, November 7th)
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University (Interpersonal/Relational), 12/21
  • DePaul University (Media)
  • Frankline Pierce (Media Studies) (01/30)
  • Hiram College (email 12/19)
  • Indiana University -- Journalism (letter late January)
  • Macalester College (Theory and Practice of New Media) 12/10
  • Massey University (New Zealand, Media Studies) e-mail, 11/26
  • Merrimack College (Mass Communication)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (rhetoric position), email, 1/8
  • Middle Tennessee State University (interpersonal)
  • Northeastern (rhetoric)
  • Northwestern (Medill school, 11/1)
  • Northwestern (MTS, 12/17) Was it an e-mail rejection or a regular letter? -snail mail letter.
  • Portland State University (136 applicants, they've made the medium-short-list cut down to 12 for 2 positions) -- snailmail letter 2/5
  • Seattle University - letter received 2/2
  • Southwestern University--letter arrived 1/24
  • SUNY Albany (e-mail rejection note on Dec 18)
  • Syracuse University (CCS/rhetoric)- email 12/5
  • Texas Christian University (TV Studies)- letter 12/19
  • Texas A&M (Health Comm Position)
  • Texas A&M (int'l comm/global media & systems) - letter rec'd 1/8; they have selected small group of candidates for on-campus interviews.
  • Texas State University--San Marcos, letter rec'd 12/19, notes they interviewed two candidates and one accepted the offer
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Denver -- letter arrived 12/22 via mail, indicated interviews completed and candidate accepted position.
  • University of Colorado Denver (Diversity) Sweetest rejection email ever, 12/03
  • University of Iowa (rhetoric), email 1/12
  • University of South Carolina (snail-mailed letter dated Dec 11)
  • University of Southern California (Annenberg, race/ethnicity) -- after a campus interview; email said job was offered to someone else, who presumably accepted
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Intercultural) -- letter arrived 12/22 by mail, indicated that position has been filled.
  • University of Wisconsin - Richland (Communication) -- rejection letter received 2/19 by mail.
  • Vanderbilt (rhetoric) -- email arrived 1/13, said position was offered to Paul Stob

Scheduled On-Campus Interviews

  • Appalachian State University
  • Augustana (Debate/Rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (Rhetoric)
  • Butler University
  • Cleveland State (Health Comm)
  • Colorado State University (conflict)
  • Columbia College (cultural studies)
  • Dartmouth
  • Denison (intercultural)
  • DePaul University (media studies)
  • Dominican (Rhetoric)
  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)
  • Georgia State University
  • Gustavus Adolphus
  • Iowa State (speech communication)
  • Keene State College (NH) (journalism and new media)
  • Lewis and Clark (Rhetoric/Forensics)
  • Michigan Technological University (Humanities Dept)
  • Millersville University
  • Northeastern (rhetoric)
  • Northwestern (pub spkg)
  • Ohio State (social influence)
  • Ohio State (health comm)
  • Penn State (interpersonal)
  • Rutgers (global media/democracy, social networks)--also still reviewing apps (date? deadline was 11/30 but I think they started scheduling interviews before that, have not heard from them since I sent my application) … 12/19 (media search for SCILS) email saying they are still reviewing over 200 apps, will tell candidates more at the end of January....2/10- anyone heard from Rutgers? 2/21- Really poor communication on this search- after e-mail stating they will tell candidates more at the end of Jan, no communication.
  • Rutgers (health)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Southwestern University (race/transnational media)
  • Syracuse University (advertising)
  • Syracuse University (rhetoric & critical/cultural)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Arkansas (Org, Small Group, and/or Interpersonal)
  • University of California, San Diego, Communication and the Person, 2/6/09
  • University of Cincinnati (communication and race/ethnicity)
  • University of Colorado Denver (Diversity)
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois (advertising)
  • University of Iowa (rhetoric and interpersonal)
  • University of Minnesota (strategic communication)
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of North Texas (Feminist & Critical/Cultural)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • University of Southern California (race/ethnicity)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (media/cultural studies)
  • West Virginia University
  • Willamette

Search Cancelled

  • Arcadia University - "postponed because of uncertain economic situation" (received letter dated 12/18)
  • Arizona State University (2: rhetoric and sexuality or ethnicity; rhetoric and critical cultural studies) - cancelled as of 12/17
  • Austin College - Rhetoric/Critical
  • Colorado State University - Pop Culture - letter 1/26/09
  • Clemson University - Organizational - letter 1/15/09
  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra (rhetoric) (received letter 1/14)
  • Northern Arizona University (received letter 12/23)
  • Ithaca College (Intercultural Communication)
  • Ohio University (Rhetoric and Public Culture)- email 1/14
  • Penn State - telecom/"Digital society" (e-mail sent out Nov 4, 2008)
  • South Carolina - Rhetoric
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • University of Colorado Denver (comm and diversity) - as of 1/21, "not 'frozen' but on pause for now because the economy's in the tank" ... this is after all campus interviews were completed
  • University of Idaho
  • UMass Amherst - International/Global
  • UMass Amherst - News and Society
  • UMass Amherst - Qualitative
  • UMass Amherst - Quantitative
  • UMinnesota-Twin Cities - Journalism History
  • Muhlenberg College
  • USC-Aiken - generalist and PR
  • University of San Francisco- Public Speaking
  • Villanova University - Rhetoric
  • Villanova University - Performance Studies
  • U Mizzou - Political Communication
  • University of Washington Tacoma - New Media and Media Writing: "frozen" indefinitely
  • Washington State - Strategic Communication "frozen" until at least 1/1
    • Has anyone heard from Washington State about other positions? Are all 7 positions frozen?
      • My email said the freeze was University wide, but they re-posted the call for a chair on the NCA site. Not sure what to think.
  • Whitman College - Film Studies (letter dated 12/17 but received 1/21)

Position Accepted

  • Cal State Chico (Rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach (Com Theory)
  • Colorado State University (conflict)
  • Elizabethtown College (New Media and Humanities) 12/8
  • Ohio State (Social Influence)
  • Southwestern University (Race/Ethnicity and Media)
  • University of Arkansas (Org/Small Group/Interpersonal)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Digital Journalism)
  • Vanderbilt University (Rhetoric)
  • University of Alabama (Org. Comm)
  • University of Alabama (Intercultural)
  • University of Memphis (Rhetoric)
  • University of Nebraska (Rhetoric)

Questions/Comments

  • Has the position been offered at Michigan Technological University??
  • Have you heard anything about Northwestern (Media, Technology & Society)?--Receipt of materials letter and very specific mention of no preliminary decisions until early to mid December and for candidates to remain patient. When did you receive your letter?
Thank you !

I received my letter around the second week of november

Rejection letter received, dated 12/11/2008. Was it an e-mail rejection letter or a regular letter sent via snail mail? -snail mail.

  • Anyone hear anything from University of South Carolina (Mass Communication)?
-Yes. Rejection letter received 12/5
       - Also received a rejection letter dated Dec 11 in the mail on Dec 18.
  • How about Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada?

Invu scheduled, 12/12

Really? Hmmmm. Is it on-campus interview at Carleton or phone interview?
  • Have you heard from SUNY Albany (Communication Studies)?
    • They did phone interviews in October. No word beyond that.
Got an e-mail rejection letter today (Dec 18)
  • How about School of Journalism, Indiana University at Bloomington?
Receipt of materials
  • Any update on the situation at Ohio State U (Communication Technology)?
  • Those of you who have received calls for interviews, has the status of your online applications changed? Does it still say "in progress"?
**Yes, it does say 'in progress' despite the fact that I have received a rejection letter in the mail.
  • Anybody hear anything from Hofstra?
    • Hofstra is doing NCA interviews on Sunday, November 23.
    • Phone interview on 12/12
    • Received letter saying the search was on hold last week (1-21-09)
  • Has anyone heard anything about the three Middle Tennessee State University positions? Are they interviewing at NCA?
    • MTSU is arranging phone interviews for the 2 weeks post-NCA. Emails were sent on 11/14.
  • How about Butler University?
    • Butler sent out an email 11/19 offering to do informal meetings at NCA, saying they weren't ready to do formal interviews.
  • U Nebraska Lincoln?
    • Emails for NCA interviews went out in the evening 11/15.
  • Northeastern? I know that their search is going to be extended until December.
    • Northeastern (Boston) rhetoric is doing NCA interviews as of an email 11/15.
    • On-campus interviews completed.
  • And Ohio State U - Communication Technology? Any shortlist yet? Rejection letter? Or Interview?
  • Anyone hear anything from the University of North Texas after NCA?
    • Yes. They're reviewing files. No definitive dates or anything, though as of 12/2.
  • Any news about Ohio State U- Political communication?
    • I have an on-campus interview for the OSU social influence position. (There was no first round interview.) The chair mentioned that they have five open searches (he said this last Sunday, 11/16) and it is hard to schedule everyone. That may be a reason for the delay on the other positions. Anyway, the good news is it appears that they still exist.
  • Any word on the Michigan jobs?
    • i am also curious about Michigan job (political communication)
      • Search over in Michigan. Somebody got a job.
  • Any news re: Memphis or Texas-Austin?

Austin- e-mail saying that i didn't make the cut

    • The "communication and humanities" position at Texas-Austin has been filled.
    • The University of Memphis position has NOT been filled -- the provost's office sent an email today apologizing for a system glitch. Memphis is still reviewing applications.
      • campus interviews were conducted at Memphis in November (3 candidates)
        • Memphis position was filled mid-Dec. 08
  • Any news on University of Colorado (Boulder)'s org com job?
  • Any news on the SDSU job? (Do you mean San Diego or South Dakota?)
  • Any word on the University of San Francisco or Seattle University jobs?
    • USF job frozen (email 11/18) -- Is the Interpersonal/Social Interaction job rozen, or just the Public Speaking job? The email I received implied that the department, because of their "current financial status" was pulling all position ads.
    • Seattle U is doing on campus interviews.
  • Any news from Merrimack College?(held interviews at NCA)
  • Anyone have the scoop on the Texas A&M joint comm/wst position?
    • From what I understand, they did interviews at NCA and are doing more at MLA; so don't expect to hear anything before the 1st of the new year.
  • Any news from Dominican post-NCA?
    • They are doing phone interviews with people they did not get to meet at NCA and expect to contact people by Christmas
    • Did that Dominican info come through in an email?


    • Texas Christian PR job
    • UTSA (Texas, San Antonio)
  • Any news on the Cal State Chico job?
    • Some phone interviews were done before NCA, on-campus interviews are being done 12/4-12/12
  • Does anyone have any information on the Denison University job? It isn't even on the list. Anyone know if it has been canceled? Denison is currently holding on-campus interviews for their intercultural position, and then I think they are planning to begin reviewing the media studies position after that.
  • Does anyone have any information on the Catholic University job?
  • Has anyone heard anything further from the SUNY New Paltz (electronic media) search?
  • Any updates from Franklin Pierce beyond the phone interview?
    • I had a phone interview on Nov 24, 2008. They said they'd be in touch within a week or so and called my references... never heard from again.
  • Any updates on UC San Diego Communication and the Person?

One of my letter writers told me they requested a letter (1/22); also shown if you log back into application. How many candidates are on this long list?? Hmm...I logged onto my app and the status column for the letters is now blank where previously it said "letter not yet requested"- should I infer anything from this?

  • Any updates on Texas A&M (int'l comm/global media & systems)?
  • Any news on Northern Arizona U (crit/cult theory, human diversity)? (Rejection letter in early December)
  • Has anyone heard anything from Babson College (critical media studies)?
  • Has anyone heard anything from the University of Puget Sound (theory and research)? (1/30 on-campus interviews are scheduled)
  • Any news on Butler?

Butler has scheduled campus interviews (1/26)

  • Has anyone heard anything about the Lehigh position?
    • Nothing other than a letter that they received my app.
    • Just got the nicest rejection letter I've ever seen. Some search committees are just plain classy. (1/13)
  • Has anyone heard from Pace University (communication studies)? - Phone interview 12/9.
    • Pace-Received letter postmarked 12/16 "We will begin reviewing applications immediately."
  • Any news on Mount Union College in Alliance Ohio?
  • FYI, an IP address of 98.226.113.228 (traceable to Muncie, IN) deleted the entire "Position Offered" category today, along with the one posting noting that the position at Ball State (in Muncie, IN) had been offered. Let's be alert for this kind of questionable editing as the job searches move forward. The wiki is here to help all candidates have a better sense of how the market is playing out, and the free flow of information between anonymous candidates makes that possible.

--This was an accident (deleting the category). I meant to delete the BSU job offer information because it was posted without my knowledge and, subsequently, turned down. Apologies for any confusion or problems this may have caused.

  • Any news on the following?
    • Appalachian State
    • Babson (Received rejection letter. They said they are having campus interviews.)
    • Butler University
      • Phone interviews recently
    • College of Charleston
      • Campus interviews going on
    • Colorado State University (popular culture)
      • Heard they're reviewing files (x2)
      • Word around the campfire is that they just (1/21) found out the search is frozen.
      • Snail mail letter (1/26) search frozen
    • Georgia State
      • What position?
      • GSU has scheduled campus interviews
    • Gonzaga University

-Letter dated January 16th stating that they have just begun reviewing applications and with an EOE form attached -Campus Interviews Scheduled 2/9 -Is this for one of the two Communication Arts positions? Can you say how you were notified? -Yes. The interview is for one of the comm arts position NOT the M.A. Comm/Leadership position. Interview was scheduled over the phone.

    • Middle Tennessee State
      • Scheduled interviews
        • Are you referring to the phone interviews in November, or have they scheduled on campus interviews?
    • Ohio University
    • Texas A&M
      • There are several open positions here. Does anyone have an update on the women's studies/rhetoric one?
    • University of North Texas
      • No word since the phone interviews right before the break. (x2)
      • I take that back. Campus interviews scheduled as of today (1/14).
    • Willamette

Any updated news on the following?

    • Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada
    • McMaster U, Hamilton, Canada
    • Indiana U School of Journalism
    • Ohio State U (Communication Technology) - Pretty sure this job is filled.
    • NYU Media, Culture, and Communication
    • University of Colorado Denver - health communication
      • Given the email (1/21) I got about the diversity position (for which I was a finalist), I think it's safe to assume that ALL UCD positions are on a pause b/c of the economy

Has anyone heard anything about the Iowa State speech communication position?

I don't think anyone's mentioned any of these... anyone ever hear anything about:

    • University of Akron (Communication generalist)?
    • Bradley University (Communication)?
    • DeSales (Communication)?
    • Shippensburg (Comm/Journalism)?
    • St. Joseph's (Eng/Comm)? - Rejection on 2/18 via email; says they've made a hire.
    • Bluffton (Comm)?
    • Grand Valley (Comm)?
    • Wisconsin-Barron/Richland (Comm)? -- Rejection letter received 2/19 via mail.

Any new news (as of 1/26/09) re: the following positions?

    • Middle Tennessee State University -- campus interviews? search frozen?
    • Ball State University

The rhetoric position is filled as of 1/21

    • Texas A&M
    • Western Carolina
    • Appalachian State
    • Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina -- Mass Comm. scheduled campus interview as of 1/24.
    • UTEP
    • Syracuse -- have they extended an offer yet?
      • Yes they have.
    • Willamette
    • Hiram (rhetoric)

-Hiram rejection email 2/6 (rhetoric position)

    • Dominican (rhetoric)

Any word on any of these (1/30)?

    • Edgewood College (Interdisciplinary, Dir. of First-Year Academic Programs)
    • Florida Southern College (speech comm.)
    • Georgetown College (generalist)
    • SIU Edwardsville (generalist)
    • University of Arkansas-Little Rock (applied)

- E-mail 2/25 to request reference letter stated they will begin reviewing applications on 3/6 or 3/9.

    • IUPU Fort Wayne (Journalism)
    • Point Park University (Photo)
    • Queens College? I know they quested letters by 1/23, but haven't heard anything else.


    • Colgate University (Andrew Mellon/Rhetoric postdoc)?

-I put this postdoc on on the Humanities Postdoc/Fellowship page. I received a letter confirming the arrival of my materials, and the letter said it would take the department several weeks to come up with a short list.


    • Any word on Grand Valley State? 2/5


    • Any word on Rutgers University (health com) or Kent State (health com)? (2/10) --> I hear that Kent State health comm decision has recently been made. Not sure about Rutgers, though (2/21)


    • What is a good source for Visiting Faculty posts? A lot of schools will be seeing increased enrollment next year and despite the hiring freeze, will need people to staff these positions. Or are most classes likely to be staffed with adjuncts? Many new PhDs I know (and ABDs for that matter) are striking out this year, and folks are starting to get panicked. Advice?
      • I think you just need to keep your eyes peeled on CRTNET, professional organization (NCA/ICA) job sites, and multidisciplinary lists like the Chronicle Jobs list and HNet. Aside from that, word of mouth is the only other way you'll hear.
      • Thanks for the reply. When do these positions typically get announced? I know fall course schedules are being drafted now, is it usually in the aftermath of this process?
      • It depends. If the past is any indication (and who knows ... it may not be given the economy is in the tank), folks will start announcing now and continue doing so until a month before Fall term starts. It's so dependent on the budget, needs, etc. of each school that it's hard to identify a single time when those go up. Often, though, the TT searches need to be resolved first because lateral moves create vacancies.
    • I am inquiring as to whether people would feel comfortable posting salary information in relation to positions (offers and/or acceptances). I think that a lack of clear information on salaries disadvantages candidates during the negotiation process. Alternately, we could set up a separate wiki if that information would complicate this page. Feel free to respond here or on the discussion tab.
      • In a "normal" year, this would only have limited utility given the vast differences between schools, geographic regions, etc. In an economy like this, ask for as much as you can without being offensive and hope for the best. The AAUP faculty salary survey has data for average pay by rank from the prior year for just about every school out there. I find that the starting salary average is 8-16% lower than the average assistant professor salary, depending on various factors (pubs, specialty, size of school, etc.). I'm really just not sure that having anonymized data about offers this year would be anymore helpful than the above information. That's just my $.02, though.
      • I agree that anonymous data may not help much, given the multiple variables at play. But all state university salaries are public information, and several states (e.g: Michigan, Mass., Illinois) have their data in searchable databases online, so go searching on Google, and you should be able to find specific salaries of people hired last year or the year before in state universities. The Chronicle also lists average salaries in their Tools link in the Careers section (though you should expect to get less than the average at schools with law or business schools).

2/16/09: It seems as if the updates here have about trickled to a halt during the past week or so. Either no news is good news, or perhaps we've reached the point where decisions are about to be made and the floodgates will soon be unleashed. Best of luck to all in this abysmally grim market cycle. Please update when you can so others can plan, celebrate, or grieve accordingly ;)

2/16/09: Any update on the position of Assistant Prof at Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media). The application deadline passed on Feb.1 After much ado about my late application (lost by the damned post office! thankfully it was eventually found), I worked up the nerve to email the SCC, he responded literally within minutes saying that the few days lateness wouldn't be a problem - it didn't seem like they were rushing through the apps so it might be a while.

2/21/09: I want to echo the poster and request that anyone who knows anything about the positions listed as open update them. I don't know if Feb is typically a radio silence month in this process, but several searches have ceased communication altogether.

  • Any news on the St. Mary's search? Heard a rumor they might be mobilizing for campus interviews, but can't get a real confirmation on that. If the wiki is any indication, the search looks like it's been inactive since they did NCA interviews.

3/4/09: Note that fzybot edited the page today to redirect to academicjobs.wikia com and this action seemingly cannot be undone. In the move, it appears as if all page edits since 2/26 were lost.

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