Things aren't going well with the job search at Chez Medieval Woman and TD. For a thousand different reasons, it seems, (a few valid; most not) we've been put off again by ANU. Although there is still a glimmer of hope, we're making mental contingency plans, which include us both going out on the market again next year.
This whole thing with ANU has become rather surreal - there are things I can't blog about and things I simply don't have the stamina to blog about. It's been frustrating and, in some cases, unethical (on their part). We just keep getting more tiny bits of bad news and it feels like slow torture. Just offer him a job or say that he's last on the list and they're not going to offer it to him. Pick a position and take a stand, folks.
So, this means another year of commuting, no baby, no nothin' - TD could apply to ANU again next year (it's not the whole department; in fact, we know that we have some allies there who are extremely upset about and frustrated with the way this process is going down), but he'll want to spend this year building up his publication profile. I will too, as it seems I'm back out on the market again.
So, just thought I'd explain my blogging silence and my absence from the blogs of others. We could really use some great news. ANY great news about ANYTHING at this point.