Out of the blue, I got an e-mail today inviting me to yet another campus interview for a tenure-track position. My patience is holding out just enough. I’m not sure when I’m going yet, but I am super excited about the idea of having at least some hope.

Last week, I e-mailed the search committee head about the job I interviewed for back in January. Still no word (almost a week later), and I’m not sure how to interpret the silence. It could be that he’s just bad at returning e-mail. It could be that they are waiting for the first choice person to accept or reject the offer. At any rate, it seems like there should be an answer by now, and I’m a tad miffed that he didn’t at least acknowledge the e-mail, much less provide answers.