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Archive for January 28th, 2009

This was my first time on the market and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have lined up a job for the fall.  In my program, going on the market ABD is the norm.  My cv featured a few publications, but nothing that was peer reviewed.  Because of the funding situation in my program, spending another year in grad school as a TA was my worst-case scenario.  With that in mind, I applied broadly but restricted my search to a specific type of job – small liberal arts schools.  This is my job market breakdown:

  • 45 Applications
  • 4 Phone Interviews
  • 4 In-Person Interviews
  • 2 Job Offers
  • 1 Job

I hope that my job turns out to be as good in practice as it is on paper, because I never want to do this again.

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