It has been a little over 2 weeks since my interview for an R2-type job that I am very excited about. I have received friendly replies to my thank you notes but nothing in the way of a timeline or any information about how the search is going.
I realize that I may be a second or third choice, but in general I am trying to minimize my guessing of what this might mean.
I would really like to email the search chair to ask for an update. Yet, conventional wisdom on other threads seems to be that I should not contact them unless I have another offer in hand (which I don't). I am trying to be patient and stay neutral, but this is really weighing on me. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences regarding if/when it is appropriate to contact the search committee for an update.