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The objective of this page is to allow applicants to share updates with each other about the status of their academic job applications in the History and Philosophy of Science. By sharing information about the dates and status of phone interviews, on-campus visits, and job offers, readers can keep abreast of search committee progress. If you cannot find a job or postdoc on this page check Humanities & Soc Sci Postdocs 2008-2009 or History 2008-2009.


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Iowa State UniversityEdit

  • Deadline: Screening begins November 3, 2008


Kent State UniversityEdit

  • Deadline: December 1, 2008
  • Anybody heard anything here?
  • Just got an email and phone call yesterday (12/9) setting up an AHA interview.
  • Email update last week saying they would make a decision about on-campus short list by the end of this week (1/16)
  • Email 1/16 "yellow-lighting" search. They seem to have their short list, just can't release it until they are sure this job is still on offer. Huge bummer if it isn't.
  • Any news here?
  • As of 4:00 PM pacific, no.
  • Hmm. They're killing me here. Wish they'd lay it on the line.
  • They have been very good about telling us when they know things, so I will assume they just don't have any information from the administration. However, I would assume that, in this academic economy, any job that gets yellow lighted is, de facto, red lighted. Imho. I'll be pleasantly surprised if otherwise, though.

As of today, 01/27/09, the search is suspended until further notice. It may be that they will have funding, but it is unclear and they will not know for an indeterminate length of time. Too bad.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceEdit

Junior Scholar - Three Year Position

  • Deadline: November 17, 2008
  • Received polite rejection e-mail January 21

Oregon State UniversityEdit

  • Deadline: October 15, 2008

I heard they were interviewing at HSS? Yes, they did. As of 12/12, campus interviews have been scheduled.

  • Did anyone who couldn't attend HSS hear anything? So far I haven't even gotten a thank-you-for-applying note. Guess that means another one just bit the dust
  • Anyone know anything more about this? Talked to non-SC OSU faculty at HSS and received cryptic response, as if this could be in-house. (2/9)
  • Finally received a letter from the chair of the search committee to whom I'd written inquiring about search status, informing me that the search was completed and they had made an offer.

Santa Clara UniversityEdit

  • Deadline: November 14, 2008
  • interview scheduled at AHA
  • rejection email
  • interview scheduled at AHA
  • offer extended and accepted.

Sarah Lawrence CollegeEdit

  • Deadline: November 1, 2008

Search canceled. (12/1 email)

  • any news on the potential visiting professorship?

University of Alabama - HuntsvilleEdit

  • Deadline: Screening begins November 15, 2008
  • search canceled (email 12/3)

University of California - Santa CruzEdit

  • Deadline: Screening begins November 17, 2008


University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesEdit

  • Deadline: December 1, 2008

Search suspended, letter Nov. 25

Worcester Polytechnic InstituteEdit

  • Deadline: Rolling
    acknowledgment of receipt, will inform about decisions by early December (12/09, email -- x2)
  • email rejection 12/23 (x3)
  • ditto.
  • job offered and accepted
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