Monday, December 03, 2007

The life

I've sent off 93 applications, and I could end up with everything I want or no job at all. Here I enter the week when I'll be hoping places call me. I'll feel my cell phone vibrating, and excitedly open it, and see nothing, and realize that it was just sliding a little against the inside of my pants pocket as I shifted position. And that'll be the ninth time it's happened that day.

But getting a 'revise and resubmit' from Philosophical Review -- one of the two best journals in the business -- on the paper that's at the core of my dissertation makes me feel rock solid.

I don't know where the world is taking me, but I know I'm strong.

8 comments:

The Flying Dutchman said...

Best of luck, Neil. Knock 'em dead.

Dana Watson said...

I'm still rooting for New Zealand, so I have an excuse to visit.

Anonymous said...

You might want to consider e-mailing the heads of the committees where you've applied to let them know of the R&R. It's not an acceptance, but it's good enough (given the journal) that it might help make you look good when they're deciding their APA interviews.

Neil Sinhababu said...

I've been thinking about that, anonymous! And asking a lot of faculty I know about whether to do it.

So far there's a bit of a tilt against sending out updates about the R&R. But I am sending updates to any university that sends me something saying, 'we've received your application, let us know of any new developments.'

Phil BC said...

Does lack of posting indicate your application was successful and they've been working you to death already?

peter kirwan said...

I'm sure you'll get something. Your job talk here at bowling green was pretty good I thought. Anyway it has to be a good sign getting an interview the year previously.

Matt said...

Off-topic somewhat but congratulations on the very nice review of your nietzsche volume today in the NDPR.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Thanks a bunch, Matt! I liked the review.