So you have it all done–salary, contract, even your office location. You might even have your teaching schedule lined up. What do you do now?
You’ve sent hundreds of applications, done the phone interviews, and gone on the campus visits. Now you have to decide.
What makes for a great campus visit? How does it fit into the will of God?
You have written a good letter—so good in fact that now you have some interviews scheduled. These could range from a phone call to some form of video conference. As you will learn, this means you are now in a group of roughly 15-20 people, down from the mammoth pool of 100-200 who applied. You may never have thought that Anonymous U or Nowhere U would call for an interview. And yet, here you are.
Since September and October in many ways start the job year (with the first MLA list for humanities people and the posts on different job wikis), if you’re on the market and are not already applying, you will soon. Here are some thoughts about “the will of God” and that stage.