All right.

Posted by September Blue Monday, 19 January 2009

There's a short version and a long version of what I've been up to for the past few weeks. The short version is just a row of exclamation marks, so moving on to the longer one:

I got a job.

An academic job.

A real, live, those-things-still-exist? academic job.

It's a fixed-term postdoc position (scientists, bear with me, you're far from home and things are different here) working on a big and fascinating project. The work will be really interesting, the people seem lovely, the job pays about two and a half times as much as all my existing jobs put together, and I could go on, but I'm still so stunned that they actually wanted to hire me that it's difficult enough to stop the confused blinking long enough to even type this.

It starts really soon. I'm hoping the confused blinking will have stopped by then.

I don't want to go into too many details about the project here - it's an unusual project that would be fairly easy to identify if I did - or about the university where I'll be working, although I don't think it'll give much away to say that their HR department could possibly get things moving re: contracts in a more timely and efficient manner than it's doing at the moment. Because, really, unless I'm holding that contract, I'm still not going to believe this is true.


  1. Sisyphus Says:
  2. Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Huzzah! Break out the champagne!

    And look, I can help you celebrate it while I celebrate our return to a sane and competent national leader over here! Good on both fronts!

  3. Francofou Says:
  4. Hey! Congratulations!!!

    I knew it would happen.

  5. Congrats!! That's Brill!

  6. dustinfr Says:
  7. Congratulations!

  8. Thank you! And extra celebrations for American readers today :)

  9. phd me Says:
  10. That's fantastic!! Congrats!! (And extra celebrations, indeed.)