June 3, 2010 6 Comments
Today I had my first academic interview.
It was exhausting.
I won’t go in to a lot of details but here is the summary.
It went really well.
I guess the Vice President told the department Chair while I was meeting with the President that he was VERY impressed with me.
And one of the members of the search committee found me after my meeting with him to tell me that he and another member of the search committee had been talking about some of the issues that I brought up in our meeting and wanted to thank me for stimulating such helpful discussion. He said to me that he thought that I would make a great colleague.
The chair said that I “presented myself very well” on the interview.
The students really seemed to like me and I got along quite well with them – they were a great group of students.
So we’ll see, I’m not certain I’ll take the position if they offer it. But I really enjoyed the environment and think that I could add a lot to the department.
They are interviewing another candidate Tuesday next week and will make a decision after that.