Good meeting this afternoon with Pedestrian Organ. Now I have to follow up with some of the suggestions. Looks like my first line of action is to 1) wait and see what Biker has to say about what they can do for me; 2) contact the dean of humanities and see what they might be able to do for me. If I can get (as Pedestrian put it) "a door" that'd be great. I've got minimal affliation at the moment: a title and letterhead, a library card, and a place to plop my laptop. So, the question is can I up that status to say an official appointment (even if it's a 0% appointment), and an office? Can I finagle some start-up funding for my own center, or at least affliation with an existing center that would buff up my profile, and thus my potential for external funding? Meantime, I need to follow up on as many internal funding sources as I can.
And, the Rocket Scientist has an interview coming up for a possible job a couple hours from here. So, we might be moving, but still within commutable distance, if I wound up getting an appointment here. Nothing certain, but it's worth looking into. So, things are up in the air, but in a good way. Keep tuned.