I just got a paper that was formerly under review accepted for publication. Is it appropriate to contact search committees and let them know?
Date: 04 Dec 2009 14:50
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Yes - although it probably won't make a huge difference, but definitely doesn't hurt to let them know. Especially if you are on a "long short list" it might give you a boost (or if they haven't met yet it can definitely help). Plus sometimes its a good way to find out what is going on with the search. (i.e., if they already scheduled interviews, they will let you know so you know what's going on.)
I had the same thing happen when I was on the job market a couple years ago. I just sent an updated CV with a cover letter explaining that a paper was recently accepted and asking them if they would update my file with the new CV. Can't hurt to do it.
Would you do this twice? That is, I sent an updated CV to some of my schools about a week ago when I had a paper accepted. I just had another one accepted so I am considering sending another CV update.
If it makes any difference, these were my first and second pubs.
I doubt it would be bothersome to the committee if you sent a second update, and it seems potentially beneficial to show committees you're on a roll (plus the difference between 1 and 2 pubs is probably greater, in the minds of the SC, than the difference between 4 and 5). Perhaps others will have a different take on this however.