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Academic Jobs Wiki

Who is on the market and participating in this Wiki.

  • WIKI EARLY MODERN EUROPE Applicant Counter: Yes, I'm on the market = 15 persons
  • 12/15 I'm on the market - but only for one job in this area since my major field is related.
  • 12/15 - Note: Based on U of NH's rejection letter stating there were over 135 applicants, about 9% of applicants are participating in this forum.

The Experience of Interviewees, 2007-08

  • 12/15 - Congratulations and a Request. Congratulations to all of those that secured AHA interviews! I did not get one -- but there is always next year. For those that do go on interviews, for the benefit of others, please do consider posting your thoughts about the interview process. Please know I am not asking anyone to reveal anything that would hurt their candidacy. Just general observations about the types of questions asked, what the interviewers consider important, etc. Lastly, thank you to everyone who is helping with this collegial endeavor. Best, R.
  • To R: Sorry you did not get interviews this year; that was my position last year, so you have my empathy as well as sympathy. Will be happy to report back, as I'm sure others will.
  • 12/30 - Good luck to all at the AHA!
  • 1/6 - Please post any thoughts or comments about your AHA interview experience here. Share the good, the bad, and the bizarre!

General Thoughts and Comments on the Hiring Process

  • I'm another historian-in-training that shares the concerns of my Talk:Europe:_Medieval colleagues . Having earned a professional degree and worked for eight years in private and public sector consulting, I am disenchanted by the insensitivity of search committees. They are poor at communicating information in a timely manner. Their communications are often cryptic and mechanical, indicating no forethought. Many simply fail to recognize and treat individuals as sentient and feeling beings. In the strategic planning consulting world of state government, non-profit hospitals, and municipal government -- these are the organizational qualities that I was called in to help resolve because they prevented these organizations from progressing and improving themselves. For as smart as "we", academics, are supposed to be -- we sure are horrible and inhumane managers. (Boy, I never thought I'd see the day when I viewed the dysfunctional governments I used to serve as better than...well...any thing else.)