It was a pleasure to meet you today and to learn more about you and your work. I am delighted to be able to inform you that the appointment panel was unanimous in its decision to offer you our lectureship in philosophy.
There are so many titles I could've picked for this post:
(1) It all happened so quickly: Two months ago, this possibility wasn't even on my radar.
(2) The longest 10 days of my life: Between receiving the invitation to interview and actually having the interview.
(3) Five out of five: The number of job interviews that I've had in my life which have resulted in an offer.
My interview was Friday; there were three other candidates. After my interview (interviewing is horrible. It's like the worst oral exam ever, and no matter how well you do, only one person will get a passing grade), I went out with friends, and when I returned to my room at 3:00am, the above email, from about four hours prior, was awaiting me. Pending sorting out details (e.g., exact pay scale, work visa for the UK, start date), we'll be moving to Durham in fall.