Monday, 2 May 2005

Ace News!!!!

Laura got a job !!!!!!!

A semi-real one!!!!

Teaching in a university, which she thought she'd probably never get to do again!!!!

Just this evening I got a very, very good phonecall: I've been given a teaching fellowship in the English department at my university, where I've been a student since 1994 and a teacher on and off for the past five years. It is a .5 position on the lowest band. I have to teach six tutorials a week and give the occasional lecture. It's a two-year appointment. This is fantastic beyond words!

Part of the deal is also that I have to give two of the six weekly tutorials in Mildura, which is somewhat less fantastic, but I can certainly live with it, of course the uni pays for taxis and airplane rides.

I'm feeling pretty bloody lucky today!!!!

14 comments:

Zoe said...

Dammit, I was looking forward to you being a famous film reviewer. But good for you.

The top picture of Baz has distracted me, I must say. He has a very sexy expression on his face, or it might just be the tie.

Lucy Tartan said...

oh, that's the look I think of as meaning "i ate his liver...with fava beans and a nice chianti....ffffafafffafafafaaa"

Phantom Scribbler said...

Congratulations on semi-real job!

Clap clap clap clap clap clap!

Scrivener said...

Congratulations!! Though those of us who read your blog know that you aren't "lucky" but brilliant!

jo(e) said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Lucy Tartan said...

David, don't say that sort of thing, please, it's embarrassing. Imagine if I went around on your blog telling all and sundry of your brilliance!

katy said...

That's awesome news. Congrats.

And Mildura. jeepers!

boynton said...

Congrats, Laura.

(Looking fwd to some Mildura statuary commentary and pics - if time permits.)

Scrivener said...

Laura, if you tried that everyone would laugh at you and tell you that you must have confused your blogger. ;)

momo said...

Tidy work, Laura! I grew up in Mildura, and while I'm not going to defend it, necessarily, it does have beautiful crisp winters, just like California. I'll tell my mum to look out for you in the Langtree Mall. ;)

Lucy Tartan said...

ya know, I'm quite looking forward to the mildura part of it, I'm sure it will come back to shit me at some point doing all that travelling, but there are definitely worse towns. And people have been telling me all day that the students there are very nice, so that's good too.

As it turns out the Mildura part of it is really the whole thing. The whole entire job is to go there, and teach these two classes, and generally BE the english dept there. Which is weird. They get their lectures on videotape from the main campus & I'm meant to fly up there to switch on the video for them. This is apparently being counted as contact time. I can't complain, but it's strange.

It almost fell through today because someone thought it would be better if I stayed overnight there and taught the two tutorials on different days - I said I'd rather not have it than have to do that. So they are letting me do it all on one day each week. Much much better.

brownie said...

The travelling time will be very useful for flashes of brilliance. Congratulations. You will not of course, make the error on arrival, that the smartarse from Chapel St made when he walked into his first tute at my country uni and his FIRST words were
"right, so this is Ballarat". stunned silence from class. second statement "there's too many here, some of you will have to leave". we all loathed him. Ballarat Uni outsources too many of it's staff. Students need access beyond tute time and it was very frustrating to have them drive into carpark do tute and drive away. Your students will love you so anticipate hours on campus beyond class time.

MC said...

yay for you! big congrats.

chuck said...

Congrats! That's great news!