I've got an email for a phone interview. The email was written by the search committee chair but sent by the HR automated email system. Then the dept. secretary emailed me to schedule the interview and I emailed back to her. I was thinking about emailing the chair to thank her for the phone interview offer but did not want to bother her unneccsarily given the ridiculous amount of emails that faculty receives every day. Any thoughts? Maybe I am thinking too much?
Date: 06 Dec 2012 18:08
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I'd wait until after the interview, and then send a short, polite thank you to anyone you interviewed with expressing your continued enthusiasm.
i definitely wouldn't send one BEFORE the interview… if you felt like you had to, i'd only send it to the chair, but asking to pass the thanks on to the rest of the committee.
i only sent thank yous after an in-person interview… it felt very forced to do after a phone interview… but i think it's a personal preference.
Thank you for your insight! I guess I will thank them after the interview.