I’;m going through the process right now as an ABD, following advice from many quarters including TPII and a number of junior and senior faculty in top departments in my field. I have collected sample statements from 5 successful candidates and they are all in the 3-5 page range, closer to what the sociologist above describes. I have not seen a single statement at one page.
Nice read, I just handed this onto a colleague who was doing some study on that. And he actually bought me lunch considering that I discovered it for him smile As a result enable me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!
So glad you are taking some time and reflecting…; it’;s always great to live in the moment, as hard as it may be.We also get the changing leaves here in San Francisco. But we also get a lot of the cold and rain. Thankfully no snow.