I have been invited to give a trial lecture for a tenure track position in Norway. This is part of a hiring process that three top candidates have been shortlisted for the interview.
The lecture should be at master level and I already figured out that the lecture will be open for all interested people. This means that my colleagues including my direct supervisor in my current work (research in a company) will get the invitation link to attend the trial lecture as well. As a result they will know that I have applied for a new position and I have intention to leave my job. This is not a problem per se but the problem is that if I don't get the position, I am going to stay in my current job and my colleagues will know the all story.
I am wondering if anyone had the same experience and also is it OK to ask the selection committee that I would like trial lecture to be addressed just for the committee rather than public?