I'm a graduate student in the US, currently applying for postdoc positions on the mathjobs website. The format of the job postings is basically a description of the position, followed by
Application Materials Required
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research Statement
- N Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)
And anything else requested in the position description.
(where N is usually 3 or 4).
Sometimes, the position description says explicitly
N letters of recommendation, one of which should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications.
If the position description does not have an explicit statement asking for a teaching recommendation letter, is it supposed to be one of the N letters I submit to them anyway? Or, should I submit N letters all having to do with my research? Is there any harm in submitting N + 1 letters in order to include my teaching recommendation letter?