My significant other is looking for tenure-track jobs; an offer may be pending. If it is, part of the negotiation would be whether or not they’d hire me in a comparable non-tenure track position to the one I currently hold. I would really really prefer to be either in a tenure track position at a teaching college or on an instructional professor track!
It’s a come down to realize that my credentials might be an afterthought in all this. Eh, she’s got a Ph.D. She’s taught a variety of classes. Evaluations are pretty good. Why not? No need to actually interview her or see her teach.
We’ll see how that plays out.
I emailed my letter writers about having letters ready. My CV is pretty much up to date. I should be an obvious hire if there is a position open; my undergraduates won a lot of awards for research and projects from my class in the past year, both at my university and away. I won a college-level teaching award, which is no small thing either.
I can’t shake the feeling that all that great stuff about me and my teaching might be gravy but it really won’t weigh in the decision about me at all.