I'm currently in my 5th year in a TT position at a SLAC with a 3/3 load. I've had several pubs in the last few years that are primarily based on work that I did while in grad school. Even though I have my own lab and have been running experiments, they've mainly been undergraduate research projects and one large-scale project that had to be abandoned after nearly 3 years (lack of target population and lack of positive results). I'm up for tenure this year and have every indication that I will get it, but I'm interviewing at a similar institution that is much more desirable geographically.
I'm worried about the job talk because I don't feel that my own research program has taken off since graduation. I'm leaning towards focusing on my dissertation research, ignoring the past few years, and discussing (alternative) future plans (which is essentially the same job talk I gave 5 years ago). Is that reasonable? Should I include info about the project that fizzled out and where it might've gone wrong? Should I go into detail about other work that was recently published but is not anything that I plan to follow-up on? Help!
Thanks in advance!