Saturday, June 17, 2006

I still get excited

Oh my god! Okay... so, here I am just casually opening up my email listings of job announcements...

I'm scared. I'm real scared. Only I think I'm more frightened by the prospect of success than by failure. At least failure I'm accustomed to. Okay, first off this is just a posting... a multi-year fellowship in [Field 3]. [SIGH]

There was a paper at the Scotland conference I just attended given jointly by a Research Fellow and the Director of the Program. They are interested in and have an established (though still small) program in my real interdisciplinary research focus.

The fellowship is essentially a research post for the first couple years, with a transition into teaching. What a dream! Don't need it. Don't need it. Gotta remember that.

But, god I want it! Deadline is next week! Short notice, eh?

4 comments:

timna said...

short notice is good -- not so much time to dwell on it! sounds encouraging that the folks were with you recently. good luck.

What Now? said...

I think timna has it right on the nose. Now you'll be excited and worked up for a week in sending it and then can resolutely put it out of your head. But it does sound like a great opportunity.

ArticulateDad said...

Thanks, Timna and WN? Indeed. Short time to dwell on it. Get it done and filed. I emailed back and forth with the post-doc Research Fellow this morning. Now I need to chat with the Director. I sent an email. Meantime, I'm working up the application materials. Then they're off, and out of my hands. Other fish to fry.

Lilian said...

Oh, this is extremely exciting! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.