I just discovered a listing for a most interesting job in my exact area of specialty. Grad and undergrad teaching and mentoring, courses in my wheelhouse, amazing location…perfect, really. The problem is that it’s the TT version of a VAP job I applied for, interviewed, and then was rejected for nearly two years ago. Yes, that one. The one that damn near sent me over the ledge.

Glutton for punishment that I am, I applied. Enthusiastically.

Have I no shame?!

No. No, I do not.