Sunday, June 03, 2007

Old American Job Rumors

I am back from my travels and I am now going to monitor the blog again, but I will be deleting not moderating. Please keep this thread for job rumors only and keep the personal/individual attacks to a minimum. If you mention GAG, I will hunt you down and force you to tattoo his name on your ***.

236 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else getting an error when trying to edit the jobs wiki?

6/03/2007 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the wiki lie? Did FSU hire Brad Gomez for great justice?

6/03/2007 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which schools will be looking in methods next year?

6/03/2007 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad Gomez has accepted a job at FSU. The wiki does not lie in that case, anyway.

6/03/2007 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who did Millikin and Augustana hire for their junior positions?

6/03/2007 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the wiki:
Valentino (U-Mich; UCLA Ph.D.) accepted a position at Texas.

6/03/2007 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

princeton announced a formal theory/methodology position this week.

6/03/2007 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Junior or Senior?

6/03/2007 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNC reposted its methods opening from this past season.

6/03/2007 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:29: Somebody set us up the blog.

6/03/2007 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Somebody set us up the blog"?

Me fail English? That's unpossible!

All your blog are belong to us.

6/04/2007 4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened with the senior searches at Cornell and UNM?

Info on other senior moves still up in the air?

6/04/2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did FSU grant Brad tenure?

6/04/2007 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Did FSU grant Brad tenure?

Negative

6/04/2007 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mettler is going to cornell.

6/04/2007 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. She's a good fit there. But Cornell continues to be both homogenous and outside of the mainstream in American politics. That sort of strategy will eventually lead them to drop out of the Top 25.

6/04/2007 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Cornell is currently in the Top 25 in American, is it?

6/04/2007 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember there's a ton of inertia in rankings.

Still, if it still is, it shouldn't (and soon will not) be.

6/04/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any other senior movement to report?

6/04/2007 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve A. (MIT) is still pondering several offers.

Same for Tim G. (UCLA).

And then there's Ting.

6/04/2007 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Steve A. have? Is Stanford one of them?

6/04/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but that's not the only one.

6/04/2007 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting read...

http://margaretsoltan.phenominet.
com/2007/05/university-is-
sometime-thing-faculty.htm

6/04/2007 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a working link to UD's article.

6/04/2007 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link doesn't seem to work.

6/04/2007 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er, that should have been here. Gotta remember that "l".

6/04/2007 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, a worthwhile counterpoint: UW is attracting the sort of "coastie" students who might have gone to the Ivies in the past, but are getting a much cheaper full ride.

6/04/2007 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From that link -- Pevehouse says that Harris is almost tripling his $75,000 salary. That's crazy. I just don't believe it. Sorry.

6/04/2007 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to 6/04/2007 4:47 AM

You are my new cultural reference hero.

6/04/2007 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard today that the University of New Mexico gig was STILL in process.

6/04/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with 6/4 1:06 about the salary at Harris. I just can't believe that salary number. Even so, I hope it's true. Bidding up the salaries of political scientists can only be good for the rest of us.

6/04/2007 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6/04/2007 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wisconsin article says eight poli sci faculty members are leaving and mentions Soss, Sapiro, Wilson, and Pevehouse. Anyone know the other 4?

6/04/2007 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to Pevehouse, Ethan BdM also has accepted an offer at Harris.

6/04/2007 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It mentions eight departures over the last two years, so theorists Richard Boyd (-> Georgetown) and Eric MacGilvray (-> OSU) are in the set.

6/05/2007 3:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would also include Mark Beissinger to Princeton.

6/05/2007 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Pollack and Karl-Orfeo Fioretos have both left UW in recent years.

6/05/2007 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

princeton announced a formal theory/methodology position this week.

6/03/2007 7:56 PM
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Where did you see this. It is not on their website nor APSA?

6/05/2007 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, it sounds as if UW needs to hire some people next year; does anyone know of their hiring plans for the fall?

6/05/2007 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No private info on UW. But I assume they have at least one search in Comparative.

6/05/2007 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, by UW I mean U Washington.

I now realize by UW you probably meant Wisconsin-Madison.

6/05/2007 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

which schools will be looking in methods next year?

6/03/2007 11:07 AM

ANSWER: Harvard, Princeton, WashU, South Carolina, UCSD, Davis, UW, just to name a few. Incidently, the Summer Mtg. program is up: http://polmeth.psu.edu/program07.html (check out the posters!).

6/05/2007 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

225k for an associate professor with two books and a ? It's a very strong vita, but 225k?

6/05/2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have any personal information about Pevehouse's offer, but my guess from some knowledge of what Harris's offers have been in the past is that this number is high. It may be that his base salary plus some summer support gets him up around $200k (this would take a base of around $160k), which could be construed by a journalist as almost tripling his Wisconsin salary of $75k, but which is really more like doubling it.

6/05/2007 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of an Associate Prof at a "top" place with nothing but a (very well received) book, and he makes around 150k.

Winner's curse if you ask me.

6/06/2007 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To add to the points made by 7:18, some universities in expensive housing markets give cash housing support. This may be true of Harris in which case the journalist would have certainly counted that as salary.

6/06/2007 3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:18AM. Likely, he more or less doubled his base salary, and then got some nice extras etc.

6/06/2007 4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

which schools will be looking in methods next year?

6/03/2007 11:07 AM

ANSWER: Harvard, Princeton, WashU, South Carolina, UCSD, Davis, UW, just to name a few. Incidently, the Summer Mtg. program is up: http://polmeth.psu.edu/program07.html (check out the posters!).

6/05/2007 3:48 PM
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Dear moderator,
Any chance we could bet a methods job rumors section?

6/06/2007 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/4 4:47

maybe the best blog post ever

6/06/2007 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/4 4:47 is overrated, despite the Simpsons quote. 8:38 catching 10:29's reference was the key.

6/06/2007 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:38 catching 10:29's reference was the key.

Naw. Hexapodia is the key insight.

6/06/2007 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's true, Chicago (the whole university) provides major cash support for housing for senior external recruits

6/06/2007 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, the new methods blog says Steenbergen is leaving UNC. Where's he going?

6/06/2007 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting jobs starting to show up - Wesleyan and CUNY-John Jay for starters.

6/06/2007 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawley Fogg-Davis (a theorist) left U of W recently, as well.

6/06/2007 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting jobs starting to show up - Wesleyan and CUNY-John Jay for starters.

6/06/2007 6:06 PM
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Also, UI-CU looking for multiple quantitative institution folks.

6/07/2007 6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, UI-CU looking for multiple quantitative institution folks.

6/07/2007 6:49 AM
___________________

So ... by multiple "institution folks" you mean that they're looking for multiple congress scholars ;-)

6/07/2007 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I certainly hope that is what they mean, but here is what the ad says:

"The Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications and nominations for multiple full-time, tenured or tenure-track positions in American political institutions. The positions are open with respect to institutional focus."

6/07/2007 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UCLA is likely to be hiring in American.

6/07/2007 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea why UI-CU didn't hire last year?

6/07/2007 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will be the hot candidates on the associate market this year?

6/08/2007 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you, mr/ms name fisher

6/08/2007 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Who will be the hot candidates on the associate market this year?

6/08/2007 6:51 AM
_________________

What subfields?

To 7:12am - yeah, this might be 6:51am's intent, but remember, this is the "American Job Rumors" thread and in slow periods this is just the kind of question we need to fill space - I say let them fish if they want to do so.

6/08/2007 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's a large cluster of americanists that are coming up for tenure this fall that all received phds btwn 2000-2002

6/08/2007 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

larger even than the famed clusters of 1999-2001, or 2001-2003?

6/08/2007 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes them famed?

6/08/2007 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading the post and related article on the mass exit from UWisconsin, a more relevant question might be - what departments are ripe for raiding at the tenured level by higher paying and/or more prestigious depts?

6/08/2007 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: raiding, the usual suspects. Top R1 public schools (UW, top UC schools, UNC, OSU, etc.) are consistently raided by top (and at times even not so top, i.e. Vandy) private schools.

6/08/2007 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will be the hot candidates on the associate market this year?

Johann Gambolputty. de von Ausfernschplendenschlittercrasscrenbonfrieddiggerdingledangledongledungleburstein . Von Knackerthrasher-applebangerhorowitzticolensicgranderknottyspelltinklegrandlichgrumblemeyerspelterwasserkurstlichhimbleeisenbahnwagengutenabendbitteeinnürnburgerbratwustlegerspurtenmitzweimacheluberhundsfutgumberabershönedankerkalbsfleischmittleraucher von Hautkopft. of Ulm.

I can post this again anytime someone fishes for names.

6/08/2007 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blast! That's not nearly threatening enough. I meant to post:

Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplendenschlittercrasscrenbon- frieddiggerdingledangledongledungle- burstein- von- knackerthrasher- applebanger- horowitz- ticolensic- granderknottyspelltinkle- grandlichgrumblemeyerspelterwasser- kurstlichhimbleeisenbahnwagen- gutenabendbitteeinnürnburger- bratwustlegerspurtenmitzweimacheluber- hundsfutgumberabershönedanker- kalbsfleischmittleraucher von Hautkopft of Ulm

6/08/2007 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 6/08/2007 7:50 AM

turn on your sarcasm radar and maybe you'll see...

6/08/2007 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so clever, 8:57!

6/08/2007 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did Illinois become UI-CU? It's Urbana-Champaign, i.e., UIUC, people!

6/08/2007 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to shucking corn.

6/08/2007 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read 8:59 backward, and leave out letters 1-5, 7-27, 28-42, 43-57 and everything beyond 58, it spells TING. That's no accident.

6/08/2007 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything new on Steve Asolabehere? Is Jim Snyder in the mix at a few places too?

6/09/2007 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't Snyder already received and rejected offers from every possible school he would consider going to?

6/09/2007 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Ting the new Snyder?

6/09/2007 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Snyder did so a bit more tactfully than Ting.

6/09/2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How has Ting not been tactful?

6/09/2007 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of the 11 articles in the new issue of APSR, 3 use quantitative, empirical methods. What has happened to our discipline?

6/09/2007 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm taking my previous post on the new APSR issue to the methodology blog.

6/09/2007 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't necessarily reflect the discipline so much as the level of apologism inherent in the editor.

6/09/2007 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That doesn't necessarily reflect the discipline so much as the level of apologism inherent in the editor"

Right, because the non-quant articles can't possibly haven't gotten in by merit. I read Stow's piece, and it is very good, well argued, richly centered in the theoretical lit, and pertinent to our political time. Worth reading.

Also, it's 5 out of 11, not 3...but whose counting.

6/09/2007 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can confirm Valentino's move to Texas.

6/10/2007 5:03 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

"Also, it's 5 out of 11, not 3...but whose counting."


Measurement error.

6/10/2007 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, "who's" counting is correct

6/10/2007 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, there is no measurement error. It is 3 out of 11. Look again at what I claimed. 3 out of 11 articles use quantitative empirical methods. Formal theory w/o empirical analysis doesn't count (there are 2 such articles in the new issue). And empirically based articles that use nothing more than percentages don't count either. In my estimation, the majority of the research-active discipline uses quantitative empirical analysis as their primary methodological approach. I just continue to be shocked that only 3 of 11 articles in this issue, and a minority of articles over the last couple of years, actually present and test theories. Even sociology is ahead of us now.

6/10/2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic...Can we keep it to job rumors please? Take this exhausting discussion to the other blog.

6/10/2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

It was a joke, geez.

6/11/2007 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgia posted two positions for this Fall one TT and once Temp. Why would they post a TT for fall this late?

6/11/2007 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re UGA posting: probably a request by the compliance or legal office to conform to open ad policy

6/11/2007 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ad for Fall 2007 TT says the deadline is OCt 5, 2007. I assume it is a simple typo and the position actually starts in 2008.

A deadline of Oct 5 for a semester that likely starts before then seems unlikely to comply with open ad requirements.

6/11/2007 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know if there looks to be a junior level hire at Virginia this year?

6/11/2007 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they were looking for Trailor Trash?

6/11/2007 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Are you thinking of West Virginia?

6/11/2007 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GA ad's start date appears to be a typo. The position description on eJobs indicates the start date is Fall 2008.

"The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to teaching and research in American politics. Salary is competitive. The starting date for the position is Fall semester 2008. "

6/11/2007 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are the stars on the upcoming market?

6/11/2007 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asking "who are the stars?" is sort of like asking "what does 'market price' mean on this menu?"

If you have to ask, it isn't you.

6/11/2007 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This board is about rumors and jobs. Why wouldn't that be a valid question?

6/11/2007 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent an email asking the chair of the Georgia search to clarify. The position starts fall 2008.

6/11/2007 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what hapened with the Whittier College position? They indicated they had hired someone, now they are positing the same position for Fall 2008.

6/11/2007 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the UGA American job ad has been corrected on ejobs.

6/12/2007 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be Georgia's third (fourth?) year in a row hiring in American? Have they lost people or are the setting up for some sort of land war in Asia?

6/12/2007 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Brad Gomez a visitor at UGA or tenure-track? He recently left for FSU so it could be his spot.

6/12/2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do we expect from Wash U on the hiring front this year? Do they try to rebound from their Wash U 6 problems of last year?

6/12/2007 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UGA position is to replace Brad Lockerbie, who is the new department chair at Eastern Carolina. Brad Gomez had a non-tenure track position last year at Georgia.

6/12/2007 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, any advance rumors on what assistants or associates might be on the interview wagon this Fall?

6/12/2007 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely Wash U has a B list.

6/12/2007 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although Wash U certainly didn't "win" the sweepstakes I would not say they had "problems." They swung big and that means when you miss, you miss big.

6/12/2007 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be too worried about WashU...I am guessing with new leadership and a commitment of resources, they will continue their rise.

6/12/2007 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New leadership? At the department level? Or higher up?

6/12/2007 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they were looking for Trailor Trash?

6/11/2007 5:51 PM


It's always good to check your spelling when you're trying to be an elitist snob.

6/12/2007 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wiki says that Nebraska hired someone in American. Nebraska did not have an opening in American this year, did they?

6/12/2007 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nebraska did not advertise a t-t job in American last year. This person (on the wiki) is a trailing spouse whose wife got an offer in a different department. The department took him on so that she would accept the offer extended.

6/13/2007 6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are 7 of the 8 Wisconsin's current "losses":

Sapiro/Wilson (BU: her desire to go to admin, and her husband)
Pevehouse (Chicago, Policy)
Leheny (Princeton)
Soss (Minnesota)
Riley (emeritus, but with some relationship to Harvard)
Kritzer (emeritus, but also to William Mitchell Law)

In recent years Fioretos and Fogg-Davis to Temple, Beissinger to Princeton, Kettl to Penn, Mutz to Ohio State (now to Penn), Harris to Harvard (now to Chicago, Policy).

Some of these are "raid" hires, but others (well, at least three)were related to some interpersonal difficulties - individuals who did not particularly feel they were treated as "stars." Wisconsin does not particularly stroke prima donas (and that's a good thing).

6/13/2007 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much left in American politics at Wisconsin.

6/13/2007 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pev Squire has just announced that he is leaving Iowa for the University of Missouri.

6/13/2007 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this for the Chair they were advertising?

6/13/2007 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much left in American at Iowa either.

6/13/2007 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, looks like Iowa has had some serious losses over the past few years.

6/13/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Iowa is ripe for raiding. Is Iowa the new Wisconsin?

6/13/2007 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ripe for raiding? There is some left, but not that much.

6/13/2007 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is left at iowa? i guess boehmke....

6/13/2007 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not much left" at IA and WI pronouncements disregard some very good and productive people at each. WI has made very good hires at jr and sr ranks lately. IA has hired well, too. It seems fair to assume that they'll both continue to hire well. Departments change, and departments reload. Sometimes departures create opportunities for refocus and rejuvenation.
(I have no ties with either dept but think these gloom and doom statements are overblown.)

6/13/2007 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:35's comment is accurate, however losing associate and fulls is usually quite problematic, b/c administrators often only give you an assistant line to replace these senior positions. Even if the junior hire is a good one and they flourish, it can still take quite a while to gain back what you lost (assuming that what you lost was a productive assoc or full).

I would estimate that for every "great hire" at the ABD level only about 1/2 to 2/3 end up making tenure AND remaining productive enough to make full in a reasonable time frame. Of course, this is just a guess and I invite others to provide alternative estimates.

6/13/2007 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What hires are we talking about here? Who have Wisconsin and Iowa hired that will fill the shoes of those leaving?

6/13/2007 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a new associate and I'd go to Iowa in a heart beat.

6/13/2007 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said "not much left" at Madison? No one as far as I can tell.

6/13/2007 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madison has more than Iowa

6/13/2007 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:13 said "not much left at Wisconsin", which I took to mean Madison, which was also said about IA.

I don't want to share my opinions about who is or isn't a good hire, but in the past year or so WI hired Barry Burden and recently Susan Yackee. THey also hired Byron Shafer a few years ago and w/o going through a list have a cadre of solid people. IA hired Carolyn Tolbert who is as productive as Pev Squire and is quite energetic. She, along with Fred Boehmke and others including Michael Lewis-Beck constitutes a credible group. These are strong institutions with histories of having solid departments so there's no reason to believe they have hit the skids because a few people decide to leave. It happens. I can imagine that the majority of consumers of this blog would willingly go to either department, even in those departments' apparently diminished states.

6/13/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more than a few have left--and those leaving appear to be the most productive/known in their respective fields...i think these departures do signal some trouble for both departments.

6/13/2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tolbert is no Squire...sorry

6/13/2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wisconsin is still quite strong in American, even without the recent hires. Canon, Mayer, and Coleman have the institutions/APD areas. Shafer, Franklin, Cramer-Walsh, Goldstein, - all pick up behavior nicely. Downs and Schweber are fine in law and courts.

IR and theory are bigger problems at Wisconsin. But the biggest problem is the state legislature and the state budget. The Times just ran a great piece about budget surplusses (they're back!) - but not at Wisconsin. Texas and Florida are a bit more flush and in a better position, not that I believe higher ed is a high priority in either one of those states.

But if you look around at the very elite schools, there are plenty of Wisconsin folks who taught there in the 1970s and 1980s. The process is normal; the scope of the losses right now, however, is extraordinary.

6/13/2007 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Texas and Florida are a bit more flush and in a better position, not that I believe higher ed is a high priority in either one of those states."

What makes you say that?

6/13/2007 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of what I have read about the budget surplusses, is that they are being redirected to property tax relief - and not spending. Florida's state legislature right now is in special session working on only that subject. And Governor Perry in Texas has said (back in April) that he won't deal with higher education until property tax reform goes forward.

6/13/2007 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fortunately, the University leadership are committed to keeping UT on an upward trajectory (including, in part, bringing in new faculty at all levels), with or without the help of the state government.

6/13/2007 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tolbert is no Squire...sorry

6/13/2007 12:57 PM

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And Squire circa 2007 is no Squire of the late-80s/early-90s.

6/13/2007 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squire has had a significant impact in the field of state politics.

6/13/2007 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pev Squire has published a half dozen important books and three or four dozen articles in major journals. He's had a significant impact in three or four different subfields of American politics. His move (if true) is a major loss for Iowa and a major addition for Missouri.

6/13/2007 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anybody here has any control over eJobs it would be nice if the "Start Date" column actually reflected the start date of the job and not the date the ad was posted.

It makes it impossible to sort between the ads for this fall and next fall without clicking on ever ad.

6/13/2007 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say Iowa is ripe for building. Cool. I'd love to go there.

6/13/2007 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your record like?

6/13/2007 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacob Hacker is leaving Yale for Berkeley. Confirmed. He sent an e-mail to the dept.

6/14/2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa. That's big.

6/14/2007 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's quite surprising.

6/14/2007 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not if you know the backstory

6/14/2007 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pev Squire has published a half dozen important books and three or four dozen articles in major journals."


Wow,so his record is better than Bob Erikson's or John Aldrich's to name just two prominent Americanists. Good work Mizzou.

6/14/2007 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pev Squire has published a half dozen important books and three or four dozen articles in major journals."


Wow,so his record is better than Bob Erikson's or John Aldrich's to name just two prominent Americanists. Good work Mizzou.

6/14/2007 2:34 PM

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They are all 3 great scholars who have had a significant influence in American politics. There is no need to discuss who is "better."

6/14/2007 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldrich.

6/14/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Erikson second.

6/14/2007 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,so his record is better than Bob Erikson's or John Aldrich's to name just two prominent Americanists. Good work Mizzou.

6/14/2007 2:34 PM

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Mizzou made an excellent hire in a very tight market for endowed chairs. It is much harder to hire a good endowed chair than I suspect you think it is.

6/14/2007 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point was that the poster exaggerated Squires's record, which is good--and certainly better than my own--on its own merits but not what the poster claims. His cv is online and the facts speak for themselves. He's published about 38 papers and 9 are in what could be considered major journals (APSR, JoP, BJPS), so that's not 3 or 4 dozen major papers. The books are solid but not Cambridge, Princeton, etc. He's got over 300 citations, which is impressive. But it isn't the record the poster invoked.

The comment re Erikson and Aldrich meant to say that even these two, who are clearly among the most distinguished students of American politics who are now writing, don't have records that match what that writer attributed to Squire.

And I am aware of the difficulty of filling endowed chairs, having served on endowed chair search committees. Missouri made a great hire, but let's stick to the facts.

6/14/2007 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to weigh in on the Missouri thread. As a totally unrelated, non-associated person (who actually sits in Southern California), it seesm that the Mizzou department is really doing quite well. Perhaps even "ascendent" is a good description. I say good for them and let us applaud a public university that can build in Political Science and attract excellent scholars (eg. Squire). Clearly it's in all of our interest to see this phenomeon! Sorry for the lack of sarcasm.

6/14/2007 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Pev. He's a great guy. In addition to his personal scholarly accomplishments, he has been an excellent editor of LSQ, benefit the entire discipline broadly.

6/15/2007 1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you share the backstory with us?

:)

6/15/2007 1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hacker to Yale?

And Pierson is now chair there...

6/15/2007 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the list of newly arrived faculty at UW-Madison add Yoshiko Herrera, who comes as an Assoc Prof in comparative, has a couple of books, does interesting work focused on former Soviet space but is broader than that (identity, ethnicity, health policy, etc.).

6/15/2007 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mizzou made an excellent hire in a very tight market for endowed chairs. It is much harder to hire a good endowed chair than I suspect you think it is.
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This is a very good general point as few people really have a grasp of how hard it is to recruit for endowed chairs. There are a lot of good senior people out there, but very few of them are going to move to an equal or "lesser" place at this point in their careers absent some rather insane compensation. This is one reason why you often see a lot of endowed chairs handed out to "in-house" candidates - it's usually much cheaper.

I'd estimate that the minimum amount of comp to recruit a person of Squire's record is around 175-200k these days. I'm not saying that schools always offer this, but it's probably a good starting point. Of course this amount hardly guarantees a good hire - schools sometimes offer much more than this and get rejected.

6/15/2007 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're out of your mind if you think that's what Missouri will pay him, endowed chair or not.

6/15/2007 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Iowa pays that well so Missouri was probably able to get him without having to go that high on the salary.

6/15/2007 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are exceptions to every rule; but try to find an endowed chair who has Squire's record and continues to be active for less than this - it's not easy.

6/15/2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pev has been on the market for several years now.

6/15/2007 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did Pev interview previously when on the market?

6/15/2007 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it the case that Iowa is low on salaries? Anyone know?

6/15/2007 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Iowa's salaries (in political science) are about the lowest in the Big Ten; perhaps Purdue's are lower.

6/15/2007 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pev made almost $120k at Iowa LAST year, so I would not be surprised if Mizzou had to offer close to $150k to lure him away...

6/15/2007 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What other seniors--besides Ting, Groseclose, Snyder, Ansolabehere and Squire--have been on the market recently? Or seem ready to move on from their current institution?

6/15/2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about the rest of the Wash U 6?

6/15/2007 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What other seniors--besides Ting, Groseclose, Snyder, Ansolabehere and Squire--have been on the market recently? Or seem ready to move on from their current institution?

Jim Gibson

6/15/2007 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6/15/2007 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Gibson was looking to move?

6/16/2007 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of places. Wash U. has not proven to be a good fit for him.

6/16/2007 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, even if Gibson is hard to take (I like him actually), one of his major problems in moving is his extremely high price. He's not the only one who, though perhaps a good "catch" for the right department, is just too demanding on the salary side.

6/16/2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winner's curse.

6/16/2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

I am in no way connected to Jim Gibson. I have actually never even met him, but I don't want the blog to be a place for individuals to be attacked, whether they deserve it in some people's opinions or not.

6/16/2007 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gibson is extremely skilled in winning grants. He's won mad NSF money over the years.

I wish I was that good at winning grants!

6/16/2007 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow Americans let us brace ourselves, that those evil middle-class foreigners (especially those nasty Argentinos and Mexicanos) are taking over. We must resist the alien invasion!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:47 a.m. on 6/16:

Ummmmm, what the F are you talking about?

6/16/2007 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect 10:47 a.m. meant to post that to the REP blog, where there's a debate over whether non-American Latinos should qualify for affirmative action hires.

6/16/2007 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 4:08. A bit of a rush to judgment, no? I wonder if any of them feel differently now? Maybe they will sign a letter of apology to the LAX players? Very doubtful.

6/16/2007 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if that's what they're debating in the REP world, thank Jahweh et al. we don't have REP in my department.

6/16/2007 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, but you see, it really wasn't about the lacrosse players, but "white privilege," which apparently includes being falsely accused of rape or something, because being white they deserve to be subjected to injustice so they know what injustice feels like or something.

6/16/2007 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that Hutchings has a job offer at Berkeley?

6/17/2007 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/16/2007 7:51 PM

By that logic, perhaps given some of the discourse on this blog we should shut down American politics at most departments.

Who should or should not be included in affirmative action is a real policy question. Plus, judging the REP field or the scholars by one blog debate is pretty racist thinking.

6/17/2007 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/17/2007 7:19 AM

My guess is one is coming.

6/17/2007 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, clearly this blog has bitten the proverbial dust. I'll go back to emailing friends for information.....

6/17/2007 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Mike Alvarez ever turn down USC? Or is he still considering their offer?

Is he in general considering moveable?

6/18/2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Alvarez's wife is a tenured professor at USC. So...

6/18/2007 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you happen know know in what discipline?

6/18/2007 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you happen know know in what discipline?

6/18/2007 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you ask him?

6/18/2007 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK.

6/18/2007 9:04 AM  

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