Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I was so caught up in the presidential race that I barely had to to be nervous for my interview tomorrow to be a REAL tenure track professor. (Ok that's a lie, I had a few anxiety dreams about getting interviewed here and there)

But now that the election is over, it's starting to set in. I've been working the past 9 years towards becoming a tenure track professor, and tomorrow is one of the last big hoops I have to jump through before getting it (ok, I also have to finish my dissertation, but I'm not worried about that).

It also is my only interview so far (of the 7 schools I applied to, 5, including this one, have scheduled interviews, leaving 2 more possibilities). If I don't get this job, I will probably end up spending a 6th year in graduate school. They are interviewing at least 2 other people, possibly 3. So my job tomorrow is to be the most awesome I can be, in order to beat out those other 2 or 3 candidates.

Wish me luck!!


  1. good luck! You're going to be awesome! i'm starting interviews next week and i'm pretty nervous myself.

  2. Good luck!
    I'm sure you've heard this before, but remember to be yourself. You are a great candidate for the job, you have all of the qualifications and are just as good as the next person, so relax. Now let them see that you are different from the faceless person on the page. Show them yourself!

  3. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do very, very well.

  4. Good luck...whoops - guess this was yesterday - how did it go?
    Madame Yu See (too lazy to sign in)


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