And a bit of a rant. The class: World Civ. 1 -- to 1500 (and of course I chose the book on the fly, Bentley v. A, which barely makes it to 1000 -- fortunately not many complaints, since it's an 8 week term). The assignment: a review of a scholarly article, must be relevant to the topics covered in the course. So why am I getting proposals for articles on the Khmer Rouge?
In other news, I've cribbed my updates from my past post to this one ...
Update: Interviewed today. As usual, had a migraine. Not as usual, forgot to mention it to the committee. For a one-year job, they were interviewing for the TT person they want next year. Needless to say, I prepared for the one-year interview. And I rambled a bit. But I think I hit all the important points. And I hope I didn't sound like someone who is 'settling' for a CC job, because I really liked these people and was amazed at the autonomy faculty seem to have. I'm going to make sure my referrees all mention that really, I'm a teacher first, researcher second. That will always be the case, and this place, despite the heavy 3-3-3 teaching load, seems really supportive of scholarly activity on the kind of schedule I think I could manage, i.e., summers. And they have travel and conference money. And the first thing I saw when I got to campus was a ginormous tabby Manx, complete with collar and tags. And (elsewhere) almost tame squirrels. And gorgeous landscaping.
And did I mention they were very nice and very cool and that I want them to hire me? and yes, I know I have been in two minds about the kind of job I want, but I think this place would be no harder than a serious teaching 4-year, except that I would write because I want to, and not because I have to. Not something to sneer at. And best, I could stay in beautiful part of country where I would rather live than anywhere else in the US except those parts more easily accessible to Europe. So if you know people at local job, let them know how great I am as a colleague and teacher!
I am interviewing for the other job, too. Now slightly freaked out. I am interviewing for a job with big lecture courses and TAs. I have never had a TA. I have never taught grad students. Oddly, I am starting to think I *could* but on a month's notice? I am soooo going to need to prep this interview -- and pray that I get an offer for the other job? Except that I would really like to see if I could cut it in the minors of the Big Leagues. OTOH, with my track record this year, I could be doomed to adjuncting. Bugger. Yes, I am freaking. Back to grading now.