Some of you may remember a Call for Advice that I gave you about an internal position at my college that would offer reassigned time for leading/mentoring faculty with some campus-wide efforts to get ourselves up to speed on certain accreditation-type things. Well, after much flip-flopping, I decided to apply, and my interview is today.
This is a position that several people, including my Dean and my VP, have asked me to apply for. The college is hiring two co-coordinators to do the work, and, as far as I know, only two people (including myself) have applied. In other words, it seems likely that I'll get the position.
And it's kind of cool to be going into an interview, during which I get to talk about my knowledge and skills, without the stress of worrying about the outcome. Because, really, if I don't get it? I will feel slightly jerked around by the college, but I'll also feel plenty happy to let someone else do the work. The position doesn't have any prestige or extra money--just some time off from teaching (30%). And since I like teaching, this is only a bonus because it inherently means time off from grading (which I like less than teaching).
So, really, I'm just applying for a thankless job that might make a lot of people dislike me. But, still, the interview might be fun.