Hi, all, un-lurking for some advice on handling this tricky situation. My SO and I are coming out of the same Uni, in allied departments, and we both applied to a department with two positions open. He's PhD in Medieval Basketweaving, I'm ABD (scheduled for April) in World Basketweaving. The job ads each had specific desired specialties, which we have, and the same laundry list of various other "bonus" specialties and experience. I hit about 6/7 of those, he hit 2. He's made it through to an on-campus; I haven't got a nibble. But, I haven't gotten a rejection yet. According to the Wiki, they're still at Skype interview stage on the other position.
The dilemma is whether or not to mention anything to the SC, and if yes, when. Obviously this has the potential to solve our two-body right out of the gate. However, I don't want to jeopardize SO's chance at getting this position. I currently have an admin job I'm happy with (for now), which is only two hours away from this potential job. We could do the crash-pad commuting thing for a year, and try again next cycle. Sub-optimal, but far from the worst of situations.
I really want SO to get this job. He's had a good amount of interviews in the last few cycles, and he's got a solid back-up here (adjunct/full-time lecturer, depending on enrollment), but the constant uncertainty is wearing him down already. I'm afraid if he says anything about a two-body hire it'll jinx the whole thing. But it would be a fantastic fix for us - we love the area, the school is great - we'd be there for a long time if we both got hired. Any advice? Thanks!