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Apply for tenure track or just full time?

  1. Dec 9, 2014 #1
    Hello everyone,
    A university has two positions open: one is tenure track and the other is full time year-to-year. I am definitely fit for both, but I probably have a higher chance getting the full time (non-tenure track). Should I apply for both or it is better to just apply for the one I have a better shot at?

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  3. Dec 9, 2014 #2

    Orodruin

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    I would apply for both. Regardless of qualification, I think that this will increase your chances of getting at least one of them.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2014 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    I tentatively agree with Orodruin, with the caveat that the search committee(s) may have distinct criteria for the TT and term positions- simply submitting the same application to both openings may not be the wisest course of action.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2014 #4

    Orodruin

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    I agree with Andy of course. You need to tailor the applications for both positions separately if you want the jobs. Sorry if this was not entirely clear.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2014 #5
    Thanks. My only worry was if they think I am not 'good enough' for the TT they (the same search committee) will have an even less perfect image of me when they look again at my application material for the non-TT position. (Yes, I agree with you Andy, I will submit a separate application for each position).
     
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