Post completion of my PhD in 2020 I spent one year finishing pending publications, teaching as a part-timer, and applying for some jobs. Then, I had to return to my home country, where I immediately joined a school as an assistant professor since 2021. It is a very good school locally but it has a low rank globally. I have just taken this job since I had no other options and continued applying for jobs elsewhere. I am struggling to continue in my current position due to national circumstances that I have no control over nor my current university. I am applying for both assistant professor and postdoc positions.
Does it look negative to apply for a postdoc while I am currently an assistant professor since two years? I secured a few interviews so far, for both positions, yet no official offer.
I am thinking that being an assistant professor while applying for postdoc positions might have caused a bad perception of me and hinders my hiring. As I have applied to over 50 positions during last two years without success.
I found these related questions, but they don't answer my question.