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[Computational Complexity] The Annual Fall Jobs Post

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  • Lance
    The CRA is working on setting guidelines for job deadlines to help out with some of the gridlock in the job market. Many of the top departments have already
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 4, 2010
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      The CRA is working on setting guidelines for job deadlines to help out with some of the gridlock in the job market. Many of the top departments have already moved their deadlines for full consideration to early December or November. Keep an eye out and remember to apply early this year.

      Possible theory tenure-track faculty jobs at Harvard, Rutgers, TTI-C and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). For more faculty and postdoc listings: CRA, ACM, Theory Announcements and CCI. Also check out web pages of departments that interest you.

      A little early to tell but this year will likely be similar to last year: a small number of tenure-track positions in TCS and a large number of postdoc positions. Out of necessity almost everyone does a postdoc now and many people doing a second or third as well.

      Have the theoretical computer science community actually moved to postdoc culture, where people are now "expected" to do a postdoc (or multiple postdocs) before taking a tenure-track position like physics, chemistry and biology? When did the field make that jump?

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      Posted By Lance to Computational Complexity at 10/04/2010 09:54:00 AM
    • Lance Fortnow
      For these looking for an academic job in computer science next year, best to start on the jobs pages of the CRA and the ACM. Both lists seem long this year,
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 7, 2011
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        For these looking for an academic job in computer science next year, best to start on the jobs pages of the CRA and the ACM. Both lists seem long this year, perhaps the job market is finally beginning to pick up.
        Also check out the postdoc opportunities on Theory Announcements. 

        Feel free to list other job opportunities in the comments.

        My department has two faculty positions for next year. Neither one specifically in theoretical computer science but we do plan to treat the areas broadly.

        My advice: Apply widely, the job market is quite unpredictable. Put real effort into your research statement and be sure your CV is informative yet concise. Most importantly: Choose your letter writers well.


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        Posted By Lance Fortnow to Computational Complexity at 11/07/2011 08:01:00 AM
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