On Friday evening, I got a call inviting me to a campus interview. This from the 2nd phone interview I did, which is a far better job for me than the one where I would be a teaching automaton. I have over 6 weeks to prepare, and I was able to build in some time off in my spring syllabi, so everything should be in place for me to succeed.
I’ll have more details by the end of the week, but I’m thinking it will be a pretty whirlwind time. I know there will be some kind of teaching demo involved, but beyond that, I have no idea. Never before have I had an invitation for an on-campus for a tenure-track job before the holiday break, so it seems that things are getting better for me. I will stay hopeful until the bitter (or not-so-bitter) end.