That’s how it was described to me by my head of department, anyhow. So I’m now a semi-finalist. As I understand it, the odds have gone from 15-3 (of which I’m only eligible for 2), to 5-3(2). Which means I need to interview well enough to edge out three other applicants (since the remaining third will go into a position for which I’m not applying, the FT-temp slot).
So, I’m not hired yet, but it’s looking pretty good so far. Head of Department says to just keep doing what I’m doing, so that’s what I’m going to do. Yay inertia?