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Out of the Blue

18 July, 2005

Out of the Blue

Got a call this morning from a place where I’d applied for a TT job. Really small town U with grad students. Never heard back. Turns out they’ve changed the job to emergency one-year with the possibility of converting the person they hire to TT if s/he works out, or will do another search next year. Would I be interested? Back in for three jobs. Phew. Two of them guaranteed to totally screw up any plans I might have had for a vacation and visit with a good friend, but one with the possibility of eventual tenure. Off to prep for interviews! BLEAARRRRGH!!!

And no, I’m not really complaining. Just kind of … amazed at my life since March. Not rollercoaster — pinball machine. The kind where balls drop down and go out of play, then all of a sudden, you’re playing three at once!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 July, 2005 8:40 pm

    Wow, that sounds amazing and annoying that it took so long for all of these places to get their acts together. I blame upper management since they’re usually the ones dragging their feet about giving permission to really hire.Anyway, good luck!

  2. 18 July, 2005 9:21 pm

    Best of luck!Have you interviewed at this out of the blue place?

  3. 18 July, 2005 9:54 pm

    They are calling me back about an interview this week. Phew! The hard part is that the two out-of-state ones start on the same day that my summer online class ends …

  4. 19 July, 2005 1:28 am

    multiball!!! excellent image.best wishes! I’m hoping for the best for you.

  5. 19 July, 2005 2:27 am

    Yay! I’m sending you good vibes…

  6. 19 July, 2005 4:02 am

    Best wishes, ADM. I need for you to land somewhere so I can uncross my fingers and get some real work done!

  7. 19 July, 2005 6:28 pm

    Thanks, everybody!!

  8. 20 July, 2005 2:51 pm

    Wow. Good luck!

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