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Academic Job Search: Rejection.

October 5, 2016

It’s not all unicorns and airplane tickets: Delay from application to rejection.
Range: 6 to infinity days
Average: (of the 55% that responded) 122 (+/- 69) days
Median: (of the 55% that responded) 113 days.

rejection_delay

I’ll note that this much rejection stings much less if you have recently earned preferred status on a major airline.  I included rejection dates from places that I interviewed with in this plot if they sent an official notice.  I didn’t record dates for phone rejections or dates for places I rejected. 

In the odd world of the academic job search, the “no news is good news” adage is simply untrue.  You’ll hear good news about your application months before you’ll hear anything bad (p=1.2e-6).

Next: More rejection.

Sample preparation and data collection in Materials and Methods.

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