Academic hiring is to horseshoes as....

Just got the back-channels word that I came in a close second at the school I had the on-site interview.



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Dr. Crazy said...


That sucks. Sometimes it's worse knowing that you were so close, even if it's meant to be a good sign. Perhaps it's the universe's way of keeping you available for a job that would be even better? (Sorry, I know that's not terribly helpful.)

January 13, 2008 at 4:36 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I did my sulking, and then I found a job to apply for in Paris which I expect I won't get - I think I've mentioned my inability to speak French - but man, that'll be fun to imagine for awhile.

January 13, 2008 at 5:32 PM
ash said...

boo! BOO! screw them!

January 14, 2008 at 11:47 AM
adjunct whore said...

i just recently had this experience also...somehow, it feels more personal, at least to me.

feeling your pain, dr. c.

January 14, 2008 at 6:39 PM
Belle said...

Ugh. Been there, beat head against that wall. And who knows? Paris is possible. I did it, and I didn't speak French then either. Do now. Great experience. Go for it.

January 14, 2008 at 9:09 PM