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A Timeline for a Job Search in Mathematics

Cameron Sawyer

Editor's Note: This article was published in 2001 under the title "A Timeline (With Web Resources) for an Academic Job Search in Mathematics." It should be obvious from the title that this is not about mathematics, or education, or applications. Well, it's about job applications, but that's not what our Journal is usually about. Nevertheless, this piece represents a use of the World Wide Web that is sometimes of intense interest to mathematics faculty, especially to the younger members of our profession. Since it's in everyone's interest to have the right people in the right positions, we present the article as a contribution to the profession.

Are you in or going to be in the market for a job? Here is an idealized timeline -- the particular months indicated are subjective, but they will give you the general idea. If you start later, it can still work out -- you'll just need more coffee. Good luck!

Published July, 2001
© 2001 by Cameron Sawyer

Cameron Sawyer, "A Timeline for a Job Search in Mathematics," Loci (November 2004)


Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications