I came across today to this blog post referring to a Google Sheet with confirmed placements from Researchers in theoretical Computer Science (and related fields). Here are also the profiles of some Job Market Candidates in CS 2016.
Further, there is a Job Posting website for openings in theory jobs, and see here for the first free dataset of all professors in 50 top US Computer Science Graduate Programs.
Special thanks to Ioannis Panageas for letting me know about these great initiatives.
The Research Productivity of New PhDs in Economics: The Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful
Excellent analysis on the Econ field and research productivity.
Hope to see a similar one in OR/IE/MS.
This seems to be a frequently asked question among PhD Candidates on the Job Market.
We thought of asking for an one page summary of Candidates' Theses following what was asked in POMS Doctoral Consortium (2014). This shouldn’t take long to prepare and would help having an overview of all Theses (output) of the field per year from PhD Candidates. For example, here is a large subset of the Theses topics being written in 2014.
Q: But then, are you enforcing a strict page limit on the thesis summary? Would my "Research Statement" work too?
A: We do not impose a strict page limit, and Candidates may upload their "Research Statement" as well. We recommend though to stick to an one-page document.
The second reason is that Research Statements may be considered as "confidential" by some PhD Candidates, because they may describe their future ideas there (apart from their current research and contribution). Hence, we ask to upload a summary of their contribution so far in one page in English avoiding Greek letters (if possible). This is what we define a "Summary of PhD Thesis".
We believe it shouldn't be too difficult for a Candidate about to defend his/ her thesis this year to describe his/ her contributions in one page, targeting a general audience. Last year around 70 Candidates who posted Profiles did post such an one-page Summary.
Overall, we do not impose a strict page limit, and Candidates may upload either their "Summary Thesis", or their "Research Statement". However, it is recommended to upload an one-page Summary Thesis. Please contact us if you have any other questions and feedback.
Here is a blog post made on this topic by Prof. Jason D. Hartline, and here is another one about the Computer Science job market for Econ/CS PhD Candidates.
It is worth noticing the inspiring recent effort from the CS community organizing their faculty and research areas. Using crowdsourcing, and the help of many anonymous users from the community, a dataset of 2200 faculty in 50 top US Computer Science Graduate Programs has been implemented. One can observe there some hiring trends, educational background and some insights about the composition of CS departments in these schools. Also, here is a supplementary analysis of this data so far.
If you found that interesting to be implemented in our field, please vote/ comment here.
Do you have an idea on how to improve this effort and the efficiency of our Job Market in general?
Submit an idea and/ or vote for new features. Your opinion matters!
INFORMS Job Placement Committee has scheduled a networking breakfast and panel discussion at the INFORMS Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 9th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Hilton in Imperial B. This will be a great opportunity to interact with employers and other candidates; therefore, you are strongly encouraged to attend.
The agenda is as follows:
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Speaker (Dr. Neil Biehn, PROS Revenue Management )
8:20am – 8:40am Speaker (Dr. Bala Shetty, Mays Business School of Texas A&M University)
8:40am – 9:00am Networking and Q&A
The seating is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible with an RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Friday, October 31, 5 pm EST.
Also, please take note of the two INFORMS Career Center Job Search (Academic & Industry) panel sessions that have been organized for those of you who are currently in or will soon be entering the job market. The Job Placement committee made an effort to schedule both sessions on Monday so that you could take advantage of leveraging any of the information gained from the sessions during the actual interview sessions. An overview for both panel sessions is provided below along with the respective scheduled times. You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity because you will receive information first hand from top professionals in industry and academia who have successfully navigated their way through the job search process.
Academic Job Search Panel
Industry Job Search Panel
We look forward to seeing you there!
Chair, INFORMS Job Placement Committee
Mays Research Fellow
Department of Information and Operations Management
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
Here is a recent paper, reported to us by Professor Ramandeep S. Randhawa that describes how the Academic Job Market works in Economics (at least in the US):
A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2014-2015 Edition, by John Cawley.
If you did find that useful and relevant, please encourage the recently hired Assistant Professors in Operations (broadly defined) of your Institution to answer our (anonymous) Annual Job Market Survey and share their Job Market experience with us (was it efficient? how many papers did an average Candidate had and in what stage? what can we do better to help all parties perform the necessary matching? etc). Provided there are enough data collected we will try to publish a report of our findings on the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (there are indeed at least 25 verified individuals who have already fully answered our Survey so far...)
If you have passed through the Job Market process in the past aiming for an academic position related to Operations, broadly defined including Management Science, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering among other scientific fields, please consider responding to it. Here are some FAQs related to our Annual Job Market Survey.
A (sub)list of PhD Candidates on the Operations Job Market has been published along with some details (i.e. video-link of Job Market presentation, website and CV) at the MSOM 2014 website.