Friday, May 21, 2010

Interview

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.

14 comments:

C. Troubadour said...

You sound like you've got the situation sized up! Good luck, and I hope the interview is as fun as anticipated ...

Gaga said...

Good luck ..... I think.

Good Enough Woman said...

I just finished the interview. I wasn't too nervous, but there were still little questions in my mind as I went. My internal monologue went something like this:

I'm talking kind of lot.
Oh, now I'm off track.
She's smiling.
But he's not.
Do I sound like an idiot?

Ink said...

Oh, I was going to wish you good luck! So: good luck, retroactively.

And: congrats, in present time, for having finished.

LOL on the internal monologue.

Amstr said...

I think I dislike interviewing because of those internal monologues.

Congratulations, and I'm sure you'll do a smash-up job.

Good Enough Woman said...

I did, in fact, get the position. But there were, in fact, four applicants rather than two! The good news is that they also offered the other co-position to a guy that I can totally work with, which is key.

Gaga said...
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Gaga said...

The comment I deleted said, "Congrats....I think. And you never sound like an idiot."

But then I sounded like an idiot - typos. So I needed a do over.

Ink said...

Hey! Herkies all around!

Doing the congrats dance for you. Are you happy? You sound so calm about it.

Good Enough Woman said...

Gaga, I have definitely had my own kinds of idiocy.

Ink, I have mixed feelings. I'm a bit apprehensive because I feel as if the college is really counting on the two of us to straighten out a lot of messes and get our SLOs and assessment up to speed. I think we can do it, but it's hard to have everyone looking to us and counting on us. I worry about failing. Or having to work too hard. Typically, I like to avoid responsibility, thus the mixed feelings. But thanks for the congratulatory remarks!

loveskidlit said...

Congrats, with mixed feelings on your behalf. You'll make the most of it, though.

Anonymous said...

*happy dance*
*herky!*
jc

C. Troubadour said...

Congratulations! I'm just catching up on all the news after an unplugged weekend. Amused by your internal monologue.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Much belated congratulations on getting this position. I understand the mixed feelings, definitely. It's hard to be hired to fix something!

By the way, I got your comment on my blog -- thanks! I replied, but I couldn't find your email address, so I thought I'd just comment quickly here and hope that you get a chance to read my comment over on my blog.

All the best with the new position!