I started a new TT position last year (just started my second year) at a small liberal arts school with a heavy teaching, advising and service load. However, I've been able to publish, get students involved in research and have secured internal funding. I am interested in applying for more research jobs. There is an R2 position that would be great, but they are looking for "evidence of potential to secure extramural funding." Do you think they would take my publications and internal university funding as sufficient evidence? I would plan to apply for external grants, I just don't have the time now with teaching, advising, service and lack of resources to conduct the type of research that I want. Any advice/ input would be great! thanks :)
I absolutely think your pubs and internal funding will help. You should also make the connection more explicit in your application materials. For example, you could talk about the applied implications of your work, and/or the specific mechanisms through which hope to apply for funding. In other words, don't leave the search committee guessing about what a first grant proposal might be on, state it more explicitly.
Thanks! I submitted my application material already. I suppose I could have been more specific regarding what exactly I would apply for and where. Well, hopefully I get an interview and get a chance to explain further!