Karen Bennett (Cornell) writes with a very good suggestion:
As you know, the economic situation is hitting a lot of universities pretty hard. Various schools have hiring freezes, or "pauses", and so forth. As placement director at Cornell this year, I'm hearing a steady trickle of rumors about positions advertised in the JFP that have since either been canceled or at least turned into merely possible positions. Both job candidates and placement directors would benefit if this information were collected in one place. Could you post about this, and open the comments for departments to post updates to their ads?
In this spirit, Professor Bennett also volunteers the following information about Cornell (her format is a good one to follow):
Cornell: advertised one open-rank position with additional positions possible. The additional positions are now apparently impossible; we will hire at most one.
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