So, I have to thank you all for your good wishes, because I got the position I was running for! Am very pleased and excited. (Especially since at the moment I can bask in having got the position without yet having to do any work for it.)
It was kind of nice, actually, because right after I found out I ran into a couple of women from this group, who asked me if I'd heard yet about the position, and were all excited for me when I said I'd got it, and said they'd voted for me and were all pleased that I was going to be in that position. And honestly, I know it's very Sally-Field-ish, but that gave me a really nice feeling.
And then after class, in the hallway, I walked past two of the unsuccessful candidates, walking together.
(Actually, not really -- they're nice people, and one said, "Congrats," and it will all be fine. But yeah, a little awkward.)