I'm applying for a faculty position. The required documents include:
- a letter of application
- statement addressing the candidate's teaching interests
- statement addressing the scholarly/performance agenda
- curriculum vitae
- contact information for three references
- graduate transcripts
- evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
I'm a bit confused about items 2, 3, and 7.
In my previous applications, I submitted a teaching philosophy statement, where I elaborated on my views on different aspects of teaching a course and how I plan to engage students with the class. I also had submitted a cover letter where I briefly discussed my interest in the position and my qualifications.
However, it seems that a lot of what I would prepare for this application would be repetitions. For instance, how would items 2 and 7 differ? I should add that I only have been a teaching assistant for a few courses. I can request to teach a class this summer, though (I'm a first-year post-doc at the moment).
Lastly, in item 3, what is the meaning of "scholarly/performance agenda"? Is this just my research so far or what I plan to do? or Both? Since the application does not further elaborate on what the search committee expects in each document, I would appreciate any suggestion on preparing these documents with the least amount of overlap.