This is my third year on the job market (I currently am in a non-tenure track position and am hoping to find an advanced assistant tenure-track position) and so far I haven't gotten any interviews and it appears that most of the schools I applied to have already begun the interview process. The last two years I had 2-3 interviews at top tier places but just missed out on getting the actual job. Meanwhile, I have only gotten stronger in terms of grant funding and publication record so I am a little dumbfounded that there seem to be no "bites" this year. Obviously this is very frustrating and disheartening, so I'm wondering at what point should I throw in the towel and just accept that I'll be playing the soft-money non-tenure track game for the foreseeable future.
p.s. I know this probably sounds whiny and ungrateful as I am fortunate to have a job, but the soft-money lifestyle just isn't for me and I had really hoped I would have found a job with a better balance of research and teaching by now.