There are many questions here on applying for the same position again, but my situation is a bit interesting.
I applied for a Lecturer position in the UK half a year ago, and I was not even shortlisted (or "longlisted"). Now a call virtually the same as before has been announced.
I am thinking of re-applying following the general advice here (in addition to me being desperate and having had a publication in the top venue). The advertisement encourages the applicants to informally write to existing faculty (one from each subdiscipline). Last time, the idea was that each representative of the subdiscipline would select an applicant (or more?) before they are brought to the department-wide committee.
Now I feel extremely awkward about writing to the contact of my area, the same person as before. I was not deemed even good enough last time, and I do not want to appear that I waste his time. At the same time, I might want to solicit his help in improving my application.
How should I contact this person?