I am applying for a position that doesnt explicitly mention how my letter writers should submit their letters. I know typically a system will send out an email with information to letter writers on how to submit a letter, or the position will request that faculty email/snail mail their letter but the position I am applying for says neither. Should I assume that they will contact my letter writers directly if I pass the initial screening?
Date: 24 Sep 2012 19:53
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This is worth clarifying with the search chair, in my opinion. The announcement should make it clear whether they are looking for just reference contact information or if they want actual letters.
I would not assume anything. Some places still want letters submitted via snail mail. Some wait and only contact letter writers if you make the short list. You don't need to ask for that great of detail, but it is not problematic to ask what the preferred method for receiving letters is.