I now have job interviews with:
1) The Citadel
2) The University of South Carolina at Beaufort
3) Central Arkansas U
I am excited about all three schools. The Citadel has a long tradition and Charleston is lovely. I would imagine that my moderate views would find a good home there. Beaufort is intriguing because it is a rapidly growing school that would provide opportunities for program building, which I believe I would find intellectually stimulating. Central Arkansas has a Masters program in Spanish and their study abroad program is in Costa Rica. All plusses. I would really like to have 8-10 interviews and would love to hear from Berry College (Rome, GA) and Mississippi State.
I have questions for all the schools. I am interested in them all. I decided that it wouldn't be ethical to apply to schools from which I really wouldn't consider accepting offers. So, any school that calls me for an interview has my full attention. I am not so proud as to only look at major research schools. I would rather go where I think I will be an asset to the Department, where my family will be happy, and where I will be happy intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
When it comes time to make my final decision, and I pray to have options, I will consider everything, make my choice, and then inquire of the Lord if my decision is in accordance with His will--realizing that sometimes more than one option can be a good thing.