Hi all, I've been avidly reading the boards all season, but this is my first time posting. Thanks to everyone for the tips and info posted here, it's been a great help throughout this crazy process.
My career goal is to end up at a SLAC with a relatively even balance between research and teaching (think University of Richmond, Skidmore, Colby College). Right now I'm looking at a couple of possible postdoc positions and seeking some opinions on which will advance my goals best. I'm currently at an R1, so all the advice I'm getting is a bit skewed. Postdoc A is at an R1 university and would be 100% research. I'd have the chance to learn some new methods, get more first author pubs, work with someone I (so far) get along well with, and work on some pretty cool research topics. Postdoc B is at the type of SLAC I ultimately want to end up at and is 50% research/50% teaching. I would get to develop new courses for the department and work on my own research as well as possibly mentor student research projects.
My CV is fairly sparse right now, so getting more pubs is important, and I'd definitely get more pubs at Postdoc A. I do have teaching experience right now (basic course in my area as well as research methods), so I'm not sure how much additional teaching experience will buy me. My questions for all of you are: which postdoc would look better to a SLAC search committee and would postdoc A actually hurt my chances at getting a SLAC position.