26 December 2006

Off I Go

Tomorrow I head to Washington D.C. for job interviews.
  • Courses I'm able to teach, along with course designs... Check
  • Teaching methodology and philosophy... Check
  • Specific questions about their universities... Check
  • Research program... Check
  • Nice suit and tie... Check
Am I forgetting anything? Let's just hope I can get some sleep the night before so I don't go into the interviews like a zombie. Although I would be delighted to land any of these positions as the programs are terrific, it would be great to have more time for research and writing, and I would be thrilled to teach more advanced courses in my areas of expertise, it's nonetheless good to go into interviews knowing that I'm not going to starve to death if I don't get one of the positions. Apart from administrative irritations (that exist anywhere), I'm already in a very good place and will be sad to leave my great colleagues, friends, and students should I get one of the positions. The bottom line is that I love teaching above all other things (well not the grading part), and so long as I'm doing that I will be happy. At the very worst, I'll suffer some humiliation at having discussed things here. For whatever reason, my anxiety finally broke yesterday and I feel full of a fighting spirit today. With any luck that will last. At any rate, those of you who detest me, get out your voodoo dolls and needles. Those of you who have some passing fondness, wish me luck.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would you wish you good luck...but you won't need it

December 26, 2006 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi, - all the best for tomorrow. I hope the interviews are successful for you. You have impressed so many of us here that I don't see any reason why you shouldn't do so in D.C.

Whatever happens, please promise to keep blogging.


Orla Schantz

December 26, 2006 11:48 AM  
Anonymous N. Pepperell said...

Good luck and all the best...

December 26, 2006 12:09 PM  
Anonymous philly lacanian said...

Good luck and please continue the excellent blogging!

December 26, 2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Tom Eyers said...

The very best of luck Levi! I look forward to reading more of your excellent blog in the new year.

December 26, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Good luck!

December 27, 2006 4:45 AM  
Anonymous tolga said...

i, myself terribly need your blogging here!
and wish you damn good luck!

December 27, 2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger marcegoodman said...

As a long-time reader dating back to your interventions at the Badiou, D&G, and Zizek Yahoo Groups, I wish you good luck!

December 27, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

It may be past the fact now, but I hope your interview went well!

December 27, 2006 11:25 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

I hope it went well for you, Levi. Best of luck.

December 30, 2006 11:10 AM  

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