Sankey Chart and Explanation of My Academic Job Hunt from 2019-2020

  • October 8, 2020
  • Noah Glaser
  • 1 min read

In this video I discuss the academic job hunt that I went through from the Fall of 2019 to the Spring of 2020. I use SankeyMATIC to create a branching chart that represents how many jobs I applied for, how many I interviewed with, and the ultimate outcomes of these applications. Over the course of the last year I applied for a total of 39 jobs with 22 of them being some kind of assistant professor position. I also applied for 7 postdocs and a variety of industry and related positions.

One thing is for sure, the academic job hunt is stressful, exciting, and one of the most random things I have been through. I look forward to repeating this process as I continue seeking tenure line job opportunities over the next few years. I hope this video and chart can be of use for new academics going onto the job market. I also plan to make some videos to discuss some of my biggest takeaways and lessons learned from the interviews I participated in.