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miraceli
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 1:49:44 AM »

Ok, I have one of thise "what does it mean?" questions -- I know it could be anything, but I have to let if off my chest.

I went on a campus interview two weeks ago, in which they told me they would reach a decision by the following week. I heard nothing from them, so I assumed I was out of the running. But two days ago I received an email from the SCC saying that it was taking longer than anticipated for them to be able to contact the applicants.

My optimistic side tells me that this is probably a good sign, because why would they let me know if I wasn't the Chosen One? One usually assumes they're out if there's no answer..

Any ideas?
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2012, 1:59:45 AM »

Sorry, Miraceli, but there's no way to deduce anything from that email.

They said it's taking longer than anticipated.  The chair probably contacted everyone who interviewed on campus.
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012, 2:22:36 AM »

Sorry, Miraceli, but there's no way to deduce anything from that email.

Thanks, Systeme_D. I knew it, but was secretly hooping someone would say: "of course it is because they want you!". Two more weeks of suspense...
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 2:40:25 AM »

Sorry, Miraceli, but there's no way to deduce anything from that email.

Thanks, Systeme_D. I knew it, but was secretly hooping someone would say: "of course it is because they want you!". Two more weeks of suspense...

Suspense stinks.  But I wish you good luck!
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 11:44:32 AM »

sometimes calling them out for the incompetent chimps they can be is not a bad thing

I agree. I believe they should send out a letter to update the applicants and not leave them hanging.
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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2012, 1:35:21 PM »

sometimes calling them out for the incompetent chimps they can be is not a bad thing

I agree. I believe they should send out a letter to update the applicants and not leave them hanging.

They are often precluded from too much communication by institutional rules, weirdness in HR, state regulations, and all manner of ridiculousness that permeates higher education. The rub is, of course, that we are often not aware of who or what is the delay and whether the SC has any control over any of it. Developing patience is important for all of us.
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 1:37:48 PM »

sometimes calling them out for the incompetent chimps they can be is not a bad thing

I agree. I believe they should send out a letter to update the applicants and not leave them hanging.

I believe that in many searches, they do send out updates to interviewed candidates. One must be patient.

Miraceli, I hope you get good news!

On preview, what octo said.
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