Who Went Where?

by Charles Hofacker


DocSIG requests input from all those PhD students who were in the job market during 2019, regardless of outcome

Author: Jennifer Locander

2019 Job Market Students

Each spring, DocSIG surveys students who are in the job-seeking stage of their doctoral programs via our annual Who Went Where? (WWW) Survey. We would like all 2019 job market students to complete the survey regardless of whether they secured a job during the past year. Having all students participate will help us report more accurate information about the job market. This year, we’ve changed the format of our survey by separating it into two parts:

Part 1 is a very brief survey (approx. 1-2 minutes) in which we ask for the student’s name, his/her PhD granting institution, and where he/she accepted a job. This is the “Who Went Where” part of the original survey. Information provided in Part 1 will be displayed publicly in our WWW report (as shown on pages 7-8 of last year’s report: https://tinyurl.com/2019-WWW-Report). If a student does not want to disclose his/her name and placement, please skip Part 1. 

Part 2 gathers information regarding the student’s job market experience, teaching experience, number of publications, salary, etc. and will take approx. 10 minutes to complete. Part 2 is completely anonymous – student responses will not be tied to his/her name or institution from Part 1.

We chose to separate the survey into two parts so that students aren’t required to identify themselves and provide sensitive information (salary, etc.) within the same survey. We would love for everyone to participate in both parts of the survey. However, if a student does not want his/her name to be publicly listed in our report, please skip Part 1.

We strongly encourage all students to take Part 2 of the survey, so we can report accurate information about the 2019 job market. Based on students’ responses to Part 2, we compile a report detailing the 2019 job market and will present this report at the 2020 Summer AMA Conference in San Francisco.

The survey links for Parts 1 and 2 are listed below. We would greatly appreciate it if the 2019 job market students would take the survey(s) at their earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and participation!

Survey link (Part 1): https://tinyurl.com/WWW-Part1

Survey link (Part 2): https://tinyurl.com/WWW-Part2

BIG THANKS to Iman Raoofpanah (AMA DocSIG Vice Chair of Research) and Yuri Martirosyan (AMA DocSIG Assistant Vice Chair of Research) at Kent State University for creating and managing the 2019 Who Went Where? Survey.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Locander at jlocander@bus.olemiss.edu.

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