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Apr 3 / du1263

The Etiquette of Accepting a Job Offer in Academia

By David D. Perlmutter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

“The academic job market is overcrowded, but departments are hiring, and each year thousands of graduate students and other candidates will get phone calls offering them tenure-track positions. It is typically a moment of mutual giddiness. The department heads are excited at the prospect of a terrific new colleague; the job applicants now know that their immediate future is assured. Then, well, complications may ensue.”

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