Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And now the fun begins-

TT- position at the med school I fell in love with and wanted to work at was offered.

TT- position has now been accepted.

Looks like I'll be an Asst. Prof come fall (or the middle of summer which is when Mr. Dr. Zeek and I will trek half-way across country to start up all over again.  He's as excited as I am....).

I am scared shitless, reveling in the thought that we "have a home" to go to come this summer and panicking about all that I should be doing right now.  But for a moment, I will sit back,drink my coffee and realize this is why I have worked my ass off for for the past too many years to count.


Comrade Physioprof said...


gc said...

Congrats Zeek!!!

quietandsmalladventures said...

wow, that's fantastic! congratulations!!

Dr. Dad, PhD said...

I just discovered your blog and came across this post. Congratulations!

Although we may have been up for the same job. >

Just kidding. Way to go and good luck. But I like your idea of reveling in the victory first. :)

Dr. Dad, PhD said...

Hmm.. My ominous growling got misinterpreted as html and eaten....

Oh well, goes to show you that I'm not exactly the most terrifying person in the world.

Dr. Zeek said...

Thanks guys!

And Dr. Dad- it was more by luck than anything. 29 applications, three on-site interviews (one was an industry position) and two offers (again, one from industry). I'm starting to get a lot of "thanks but no thanks" letters from the other schools now.

After a week or so of enjoying the idea that I will have a home and a place to do really awesome science it is now time to get back down to business. Two grants to write, a paper to finish, undergrads to keep out of my hair, budget justifying and two quick trips to TT-job land. Oh, and some preliminary data for said grants. All in the next three months...Time to get my head out of my ass and get going!