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A Timeline for a Job Search in Mathematics - FEBRUARY - APRIL

Author(s): 
Cameron Sawyer
  1. 'Tis the season for on campus interviews (see Interviewing for a Job in Academia), receiving offers, and negotiating (see After the Offer, Before the Deal: Negotiating A First Academic Job).  Every school seems to have their own time schedule for the hiring process.  Keep in contact with the schools that you know are considering you, and with the job applicants you met at the Joint Meeting.  For more information see Rishel's article and the articles on the entire process in the additional reading.
  2. Once you have signed a contract, send an e-mail to all the schools where you applied (even the ones that you haven't heard back from -- every school is on a different timeline) to let them know to take your name off their list.  This will allow you to avoid testy phone calls in which they berate you for wasting their time.  You should also remove your CV from the AMS Electronic Coversheet Service.

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

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