I thought I’d let you all know my plans for the future — I am staying at MIT one more year and then moving to the University of Michigan in Fall 2010, where I will be an associate professor.
I visited Austin, UMass Amherst, Duke, Minnesota and Stony Brook, and I would have been tremendously happy to work at any of these schools. They all made me feel very at home, and excited about the collaborations I could have there. I wish I could split myself in six!
If you are a combinatorialist who is going on the job market next year, particularly one whose interests blend into various flavors of geometry and representation theory, you should be thinking about Austin. Obviously, I have no capacity to speak for Austin, but everyone I talked to was very excited about bringing in someone in that direction. And, with Sean Keel and David Ben-Zvi around, you will never lack for interesting problems to discuss!
Most of my co-bloggers also did fairly well. I know AJ will be at Stony Brook next year, and Noah at Columbia. Any other news?