I completed my PhD earlier this year and I will be applying for postdocs and faculty positions.
My thesis is quite different to the field I'm applying to. Additionally, my relationship with my advisor ended on a sour note, causing quite a bit of tension. Thus, I doubt they can give a strong reference letter which shows my research skills in this area.
However, I have published and conducted research with other academics in this field who are willing to provide reference letters. Many of them are well-known and I have more than enough to fill out the reference requirements for applications.
Do you think I should exclude my supervisor from my reference list? Why or why not?