Holy cats! Excellent news from Medieval Woman HQ! Today (this very day) TD got an email from Awesome Local University Hiring In His Field #1 and they want him to come give a job talk...this fall. Like whenever he can get here. Like now. He hasn't even sent in his application for the position yet! No interview at the yearly conference before getting a flyback - nuttin'! This is based solely on the hiring committee taking a look at the CV sent over by the administrative folks at my Dream Academy (who will now all be receiving fresh baked goods from my Brownie Gnomes). They looked at TD's website (which has his working papers on it - it's how they do things there...) and were like, "bring him out!"
I'm trying not to get too over-eager here, but allow me a moment of self-indulgence: if all goes well (i.e., they dig him, they continue to dig his work, etc.) TD could theoretically get a job offer before Xmas. Yup. That quick. They do it all the time in his department.
Please please keep your fingers and toes crossed on our behalf!
P.S. Everything is going fine in my semester so far. The end.