applying for postdoc and faculty position in same institution

Bob Phair rphair at
Mon Aug 26 22:27:34 EST 1996

I have sat on dozens of faculty search committees. It is very unlikely 
that a search committee will discover you are applying for post-docs at 
the same time as long as the post docs are in different academic 

If, on the other hand, the committee were to discover that you were 
simultaneously applying for post-docs, it would, I think, weaken your 
application for the faculty job.

One other point. If you are applying for both kinds of jobs, be very 
certain that your letter writers do not make mention of the wrong type 
of position in their letters. In this word-processed world, the same 
letter often gets sent to every address.

Good luck,
Bob Phair
Robert D Phair PhD: rphair at
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