Tuesday, August 25, 2020
MOVING TO FRONT FROM AUGUST 20--UPDATED
...with only 297 candidates, down from just under 400 last year. That's good news, given that there are also fewer jobs. The new format, however, is a bit harder to search than last year's. Last year, for example, it was quite easy to search by subjects a candidate was interested in.
ADDENDUM: Unless I'm missing something (and I may be, given my technical ineptitude), a school needing a contracts professor can't search the 297 candidates to find those interested in teaching contracts! E-mail me if I'm wrong. I find it hard to believe they could have reduced the search functionality of the website so dramatically.
CORRECTION: Thanks to Professor Lawsky, I can report that the first FAR last year had 334 candidates, not "just under 400" (which was more like the final tally after all distributions).
UPDATE: Professor Jamie Macleod (Brooklyn) helpfully explains how to search by subjects taught:
- When viewing the long list of applicants unfiltered, click “Filter”.
- At the bottom right corner of the drop-down box that appears, click “Filter by Form Responses”.
- In the new window that appears, click “Select Form”à”Position Sought and Teaching Preferences”.
- I’m guessing the rest is self-explanatory. But do note that you can then click “Save” and name the filtered view you create, then return to that filtered view later by clicking “Saved Views” (which is next to the “Filter” button).