Using the  SEARCH  option
      Search the job listings

Clicking on the "Search" link will bring up a window similar to the one below.

Here on the Search the Job Listings page, you can search for particular positions by simply typing in your search criteria and then clicking on Submit. Let's look more closely at the searches that you are able to make.

    1. At the simplest level, you can type in a word (or part of a word) in any of the labeled blank text boxes on the page, click on Submit, and you will get back a list of all jobs that contained the word you typed in for that item in that specific field.
    2. If you do not know all the characters in the word or "text string" you want to search on, you can use the wildcard, *, to help you. For example, if you wanted to search for an employer by name, but you're not sure whether it's spelled "McDonald", "MacDonald", "McDonell", etc., you can type "m*don*" (upper/lower case doesn't matter) in the text box next to Employer Name. This will retrieve all employers whose name contains that pattern. You can always also refine your search by using more than one search criteria, e.g., also using Job title and Job description.
    3. Now we'll look at the specific items on this page. There is a text box for Employer Name. You do not need to type in the entire employer name. For example, submitting "Mac" would return "MacDonald University". Submitting "Uni" would bring back all universities.
    4. The first item is Job title & description . The first text box is for Job title (e.g., "Research Assistant Professor"). The second text box is for searching in the Job description as provided by the employer.
    5. Subject Area is the next item. An example of Subject Area would be "Geometry".
    6. The next item is Country/State. You can select specific Employer countries from the drop-down box marked "Any Country." For Employers within the U.S., you can select any of the U.S. states.
    7. Posted during allows you to search for jobs that were posted during particular time periods. The default is any, which will search for jobs that were posted at any time.
    8. At the next item, For me, you can search by jobs you have viewed or marked, as MathJobs keeps track of this for you.
      • any is the default, which leaves the results sorted alphabetically.
      • unread will return only those jobs that you have not yet read.
      • new since last read will return only those jobs that have been posted since you last read any jobs listings.
      • the rest of the "for me" choices have to do with notations you may have selected when viewing job ads such as checkmarks or X's. The line allows you to choose "any" meaning (your markings are not consulted in the search.) Changing to any other radio button will set the search to include:
        • Only green-checkmarked
        • Only red X
        • neither checkmark nor red X
        • either checkmark or red X
        • not checkmark
        • not red x
      • my notes lets you search the notes you made on any job listing.
    9. Sort by allows you to sort your search results by certain criteria.
      • alphabetical is the default, which leaves the results sorted alphabetically by employer name.
      • deadline will sort the search results by position deadline.
      • posting time will sort the search results by posting timestamp.
      • last update will sort by the last marked first.
      • last read will sort the search results by listing the jobs last read first.
    10. At the last item, Limit, you can limit the number of jobs that your search will return.

      Save your search; subscribe to email for new job postings

Once you've submitted your search, you will get a window similar to the one below.

You can save this particular search for later user by typing in a name for this search in the text box and clicking the Save button. You can have as many searches saved as you like. All saved searches will be listed near the bottom of your "Search" page for you to manage.

Another very helpful feature available to you is the option to subscribe to receive email about new job postings that meet the criteria you used in this search. Just check the box: " email notification of new jobs?" to receive any new results for this search and choose the frequency of the email.

The yellow "magic wand" brings up a set of choices for making private notes about this job, including a deadline reminder to yourself.


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