Once again, rough waters

So, somehow amidst all the madness, a job deadline slipped past for one that I think I stood as decent a shot as any at. All the wind's out of the sails again, which is just fine since the term's about to be over anyway.

My day today:
  • finished four conference paper reviews
  • helped with last minute arrangements for celebration for our seniors that involves not only calming a colleague but a discussion with campus legal
  • assisting two students with their Senior seminar projects (though I'm not teaching the seminar: I was just the only one in the building)
  • gathering up all the soon-to-be-too-late papers and grading them
  • agreement to serve on two honors committees (huh - they want to defend next week....lovely)
Now to prepare an abstract and a grant proposal so I can (dare to dream!) do research this summer and maybe go to a conference.


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Notorious Ph.D. said...

I'm not sure how anyone with a teaching post manages to apply to any jobs with an April deadline.
April?!? What the hell are they thinking.

That said, I just saw an April-deadline for a one-year position that was supposed to have hired a TT person this year. And I really want that job, but not as a one-year. Busted search? Another search next year? Hope springs eternal...

((returns to the quest to publish with renewed vigor))

PS -- if you're going to be at k'zoo this year, drop me a line about the blogger meetup

April 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

This would have been for a post-doc, so I don't feel quite as bad, but it was in a place I love, so it grates just a little. I hate all the deadlines that have cropped up at the end of my term. It's madness.

That does sound like a failed search - or possibly a successful search that had someone else leave after, which happened in one of the jobs I looked at this year. I've debated whether I could jump back to a one-year, but it just doesn't make sense to me to try.

I'm not sure what the conference is in K'zoo, so, sadly, I won't likely be there (I'm guessing it's out of my field). Otherwise, I'd love to meet up with folks.

April 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM