Right. I’m applying for a lectureship at my own University, having failed so far to get one anywhere else. I’ve been told by my head of school that I won’t get this job, but that I should apply anyway because it may give them the incentive to move me onto a teaching fellowship which they’ll then use as a two-year probationary period before trying to find a junior lectureship for me (if I perform well enough that is, and I’ll still have to go through the probationary period for new lecturers). I know this sounds like jam tomorrow (or rather, jam the day after tomorrow), but that’s all I have. I’m not entirely pleased about it.
I received the invitation to interview from HR yesterday (actually on Monday, but
What really rankles is that I’ve just had an email giving me the date for my research seminar, namely the 21st, or next Monday. Two working days’ notice is far less than adequate, to put it bluntly. I cannot believe that they’ve given similarly short notice to the other candidates, most of whom will presumably not be internal candidates.