Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy ending

There is a happy ending to my earlier post about reading the literature before you send out your job market paper.

We are interviewing the person who inspired the post for a junior faculty position. Once the interview was set up, I sent the person the paper s/he had neglected to reference. In less than 36 hours I received two emails, one thanking me and another, several hours later, remarking on the paper, which had clearly received a careful reading. Also within 36 hours, a new version of the job market paper appeared on the person's website with appropriate citations.

So I am feeling warm glow right now. I like it when things work out as they should.