The purpose of this page is to keep the graduate students up to date as to what is happening in the faculty recruiting process this year and also to ensure that all students know how the process should work.

If you have any questions not answered on this page, or there is more information that you feel should be added to this page, please mail the student faculty-recruiting liaisons, whose names you can find as Faculty Recruiting Liaisons on the GSC page, or the members of the faculty committee for faculty recruiting, whose names are here.

A word on confidentiality

The first thing to realize about the process is that this is all highly sensitive information. There are a number of reasons for this. The first is that the department trusts us enough to tell us information some time even before the applicants know about it; we don't want to spoil the process by having them find out good or bad news by accident. The second is that faculty recruiting is very competitive; we don't want to give any other department an advantage. The third is that some candidates haven't decided that they want to leave their current positions, and if other people found out that they were interviewing, it could be extremely uncomfortable for them.

So whom can you tell what? In general, never broadcast anything about candidates to a group of non-department members. Don't talk about people we are interviewing, and don't talk about the offers we have made. Once people have accepted offers, you can talk about them.

We've worked very hard to be trusted with this information; please help us to keep that trust.