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What are the best resources for finding job postings for faculty positions in CS theory? Is there one website or mailing list in particular that is fairly comprehensive? I currently have the impression that one has to use a variety of resources to get a comprehensive, worldwide list of job postings. Is this the case?

This question is related to how to get a job, though the question I'm asking here is, how do you find out about a job?

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    $\begingroup$ One resource is the CCI Jobs page, though I don't know how recently it was updated. intractability.princeton.edu/jobs $\endgroup$ – Aaron Sterling Aug 11 '11 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ Ya, the intractability listing is unfortunately quite out of date... $\endgroup$ – Aaron Roth Aug 11 '11 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ I just made this CW. $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Aug 11 '11 at 22:18
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The CRA jobs site is still the best place, although it's not theory-centric. Given the proliferation of postdocs in theoryCS, I think it would be nice to have a dedicated place for theory job postings.

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In addition to the CRA site, there is the ACM jobs site (there is a category for academic jobs) and there are listings in the back pages of CACM. I don't know whether these two ACM listings are necessarily identical. The Chronicle of Higher Ed also has job listings.

I'm not sure of any resources more specific (i.e., theory only). Actually, scratch that, the IACR has a list of crypto positions.

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The DMANET mailing list is one of the major resources I use. It "spreads information on conferences, workshops, seminars etc. relating to discrete mathematics and algorithms." They also sometimes have job postings for positions at the faculty, postdoc, and grad student levels.

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    $\begingroup$ jamie: don't you also use TheoryNet? or is the overlap too strong? $\endgroup$ – RJK Aug 17 '11 at 1:10
  • $\begingroup$ I hadn't heard of TheoryNet until now :) $\endgroup$ – James King Aug 17 '11 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ your bro made a similar post on fb a few months ago. (sorry.) $\endgroup$ – RJK Aug 17 '11 at 7:45
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There is also cstheory-jobs.org, which in principle seems like a great clearinghouse for CS Theory jobs, but appears to be underutilized. Job posters, advertise here!

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The center for computational intractability keeps a list with theory-only positions. There's also a page on the FPT wiki for positions related specifically to parameterized complexity theory.

(Update: Sorry Aaron, I only noticed later that you posted the same link, and earlier; I'll leave it here for completeness.)

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