Friday, November 6, 2009

Numbers, First Round

Initial round of job apps sent:

  • 54 job applications (a couple were lecturer things, most were tenure-track)
  • 7 postdocs

(last year I was more restrictive and sent out over 67 apps my first round, while this year I sent out to a lot of comp jobs and other places I clearly don't fit the ad, so there are definitely fewer jobs this year.)

Cost of dossier requests so far:

  • 50$ reactivation fee
  • 100$ initial mailings
  • still have a max of 16 more mailings to be requested

Rejections so far: 1

Requests for more materials so far: zero (but it's still early, right?)

Number of department grad students who I want to kill, for various reasons, so far: 3

Number of days before I can start obsessing and checking the wiki: ______ (it's really more about how long I can hold out rather than any practical number, eh?

Amount of compensatory chocolate consumed, in pounds: _____ (I'm headed straight for the martinis tonight --- luckily with friends. Will move on to chocolate later, probably in tandem with the wiki-checking.)

And thus concludes your Cog's first Job Application Update.


medieval woman said...

It's WAY too early to start getting requests! You'll be great!

Bardiac said...

My fingers are crossed for you!

P said...

Yes, too early for requests; No, do not check Wiki; Maybe, kill only one grad student; Definitely, martinis.

Fingers crossed for Sis.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

You inspired me to write my own numbers post. I am trying my best to ignore the market because I'm just too damn busy. It's hard not to get sucked into the roller coaster ride, though. Very hard.