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I had an excellent on campus interview way back on March 28th. If they do not pick me it is because
another candidate's strengths/research better met their needs. I left there feeling quite hopeful for a positive outcome and that I would be leaving the adjunct grind.
Well it has been over six weeks without a peep from the search committee chair (SCC). I sent a thank you card via snail mail the week after my visit and I emailed the SCC after four weeks asking about the status of the search and offering to provide any more necessary information, etc. Still just crickets chirping...
Recently there was a thirsty about search committees and I am wondering how common is it to just not tell the candidate that "person A fit our needs better." Then today in the weekly-briefing from the Chronicle there was a link to a blog about silent search committees and how someone made Academic Rejection Letter Generator.
How common is it really to NOT inform a candidate, that visited campus, that they were not the chosen one?
All I know if I feel greatly disrespected if they are just truly ignoring me...