I'm currently a TT professor at a SLAC, but my husband found his dream job in a larger city that's 2 hours away. I've been searching for job opportunities closer to him, and last year I applied to a position that seems ideal. I had a phone interview but was never invited for a campus interview. Now, I see that the same school has another open position. My husband (who now works in industry) is urging me to contact the search committee chair to see if she can offer any insights as to why I wasn't hired and if I shouldn't waste my time applying again (finding that out now would certainly spare me time and heartache). However, I'm unconvinced that the search committee chair would be willing (or allowed?) to provide me with any additional information. Do any of you have thoughts about the best way to proceed here?
Date: 17 Sep 2014 01:57
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Just apply. The chair might or might not share insights but I doubt they will based on the fact you only had a phone interview and weren't invited to the campus. But the position now is new and may have other requirements and preferences for their ideal match and with different chair or search committee members. You have nothing to lose.
I agree that you should just apply. If you got a phone interview in the first place, then you didn't have any red flags in your application and they liked you.
The only job not gotten is the one not applied for.
@ Attt… I realized this after posting. My previous comment is a product of lots of work and too little coffee.
I amend my statement to read: You'll never get a job that you do not apply for.