Edit: He did say in the interview that offers will be made sequentially starting this week, and that the cohort will be a normal size. Was mainly curious what the probability of getting one is conditional on an interview!
Utterly confused by what's going on this cycle - but I'm starting to make heads and tails of it. I'm still waiting to hear back from Boston University, Boston College, Northwestern, NYU, U of Texas-Austin, Columbia, Wisconsin and Michigan (lol). I wonder how many of these could be implicit wait-lists? Makes sense given that the distribution of offers is heavily weighted towards T5 candidates this year (as schools are eager not to over-offer positions). Seems like there will be much more activity in late-March/April than in previous years. Is this a hopeful take?
It seems that schools are being extra careful not to accept too many students this year, given limited amount of funding and slots. Having that said, I think it is reasonable to expect a lot of movement&changes just before the April 15th deadline. If students with multiple top school offers make their decisions and decline other schools, others in the waitlist will be able to move up&there will be a chain of additional acceptances(or at least I hope so!)
"Teaching duties for first-year students most often consist of leading three recitation (or discussion) sections of introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics each semester. In this case, you will meet for 50 minutes per week for 14 weeks with three separate groups of students, each of whom is also attending three lectures a week in a large lecture session."
"You are also expected to attend class lectures, so that you will know what is appropriate to discuss in the recitation section, as well as help formulate, grade and proctor examinations. Your duties include grading homework assignments and exams, however, you may receive some help from graders. In future years, you may be offered a chance to teach courses independently. These instructor positions pay more per hour based on class size."