Good News (Maybe)
I have an interview!
This is a real, honest-to-gawd interview. For an academic position. This interview is four hours long (and yes, they feed me, too!) and best of all, this interview is not;
1. a frantic telephone call begging me to teach 36 hours before my class begins
2. not for an hourly part-time temp (adjunct professor) position
3. not teaching at a low-quality school that embarasses me
This interview IS;
1. for a position that pays well enough that I can actually pay my rent while simultaneously affording;
a. decent food that is NOT RICE AND BEANS!
b. MTA cards
c. my monthly cell phone bill
d. some decent clothes without holes in er, strategic locations
e. AND still afford to buy a few books and go to a movie once in awhile (Broadway shows will still be beyond my income, unfortunately)
I wonder if I will have health benefits, too??
This interview is in one month (we are working out the precise details now). It is for a contract position that pays better than an adjunct position (LOTS!) and even though it is not a tenure-track position, it is the next best thing. Not only would getting this position show some real progress along my career path, but it is an interview with a very high-quality institution, one that I will be proud to be associated with, one that I can pour my heart and mind into, a place into which I can invest every molecule of energy and passion I have. I don't want to say exactly who it is yet on my blog but you all have heard of them and you would all be thrilled to see me there, this I can guarantee you!
This position, if I get it, is for next spring semester, so all I have to do is figure out how to stay alive and housed through January, 2006.
Anyway, regardless of the outcome, I shall probably reveal who they are after the process is over. I will, of course, keep you posted as to my preparations: This requires careful planning if I am to succeed.
I am afraid to feel too happy about this, but I will indulge myself for the remainder of today in happy, floaty feelings because I will finally have a purpose again.
Uh oh, what to wear? What to wear? I have no idea what to wear! IEEE!!!
Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you with that weird picture.
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