Job opportunities continue to trickle in. I setup two more interviews this week, and, since things for next year are taking shape slowly, got started on some summer plans. It looks like I may be able to teach a course in Cornell’s Summer College program for high school students. It’s a good opportunity and will pay pretty well, though I would have liked to spend the summer doing research and getting ready for the fall. I suppose there will be some time for that, too.
I also finished my dissertation changes, and I have obtained all required signatures. I was hoping to file the dissertation this afternoon, but I got started a bit late this morning, had a few appointments during the day, and didn’t quite have things ready to go before the Graduate School closed for the weekend. In any case, I printed out what I anticipate will be the master copy that I use for photocopying. I left it on my desk at school so I’m not tempted to look at it again before Monday, since I’m sure I would manage to find something that I wanted to fix. (I’m not saying that I don’t want it to be perfect. I do. I’ve proofread the entire document several times. At some point, though, you need to declare victory.) Besides, Monday is Cinco de Mayo, and that seems like a good day to file.
The dissertation changes this week took less time than I anticipated — especially one change that I’ve been particularly dreading, which in reality was quite painless — but they took a lot of energy. That’s why I didn’t get the two other job applications I was planning for this week out the door. Alas. Maybe I can put them together this weekend.