rumor mill

Rumor Mill 2014-2015 Is Now Open!

by Jessica Lu July 25, 2014

I have started the new rumor mill pages for 2014-2015 (YIKES, already?!?) and I have relegated the 2013-2014 pages to the archives. All links to “Rumor Mill” will still work and point to the postdoc rumor mill page for the new year. Remember, we have a page for postdoc/term positions and a page for faculty/staff positions. Here […]

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To the Other Side (or, I wonder what my friends are doing now)

by Guest July 21, 2014

Jason Steffen is a Lindheimer Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at CIERA at Northwestern University.  He works (now) primarily in the field of exoplanets, but has been known to frequent the fields of experimental cosmology, gravitation, and dark matter. Most AAS members eventually transition from astronomy to something else. Like professional athletes, most scientific careers […]

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Too Much Rumor Mill

by Jessica Lu January 24, 2013

This is my annual plea to everyone that is frantically checking the rumor mill: please sign up to receive email updates instead. You can “monitor” individual wiki pages and receive an email every time the page is changed, along with a summary of the changes. Setting this up requires a few steps: Sign up for an account […]

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Rumor Mill 2012-2013 is Now Open

by Jessica Lu July 30, 2012

The Astrophysics Job Rumor Mill is more popular than ever, although traffic to the page in August is typically only half of what it is in January/February. I have started the new rumor mill pages for 2012-2013 (yes it IS time for job-hunting season again) and I have relegated the 2011-2012 pages to archives. All […]

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Follow the Rumors

by Jessica Lu December 19, 2011

The time of year is approaching when job-seeking grad students and postdocs eagerly wait for any communication from prospective employers. While one could easily sit and refresh the Rumor Mill pages all day long, and I offer an alternative that might preserve both your productivity and your sanity this job-hunting season while also preventing the […]

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Rumor Mill 2011–2012 is now open

by Jessica Lu August 23, 2011

Astronomers are still social human creatures despite all stereotypes to the contrary. Thus the Astrophysics Job Rumor Mill is one of our most frequented pages on the AstroBetter wiki. We have started the new rumor mill for 2011–2012 and relegated the 2010–2011 page to archives. You shouldn’t need to update links as the page titled […]

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Wiki Update

by Jessica Lu April 21, 2011

As many of you have noticed, the wiki (including the Rumor Mill) have been inaccessible. Unfortunately, this was a necessary step in order for us to troubleshoot some performance issues we are experiencing. We still have all the content and fully plan to bring back up the wiki as soon as possible. We understand that […]

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Should the Comment Feature on the Rumor Mill be Changed? [Poll]

by Kelle February 18, 2011

With the migration of the Rumor Mill to the AstroBetter wiki, a new feature was added, comments. Some of the comments have been useful questions, updates, and clarifications about jobs and fellowships while other threads have evolved to become (not completely unjustified) rants about the job market. These threads elicited this comment, Perhaps comments should […]

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Should the Rumor Mill be more than… a rumor mill?

by Kelle January 28, 2011

KC poses a provocative question over on the Rumor Mill: It’s obvious the Rumor Mill is much more popular than just a few years ago. That’s to be expected now that most young astronomers (the primary drivers of the job market) are well-acquainted with wiki’s, Facebook, etc. Should selection committee’s start taking advantage of this […]

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