Depts are free to share confidential letters of recommendations for job candidates with:

  1. Only the search committee for the advertised job
  2. All faculty in the hiring dept
  3. 2 plus any admin that need to sign off on the hire
  4. 3 plus grad students in the hiring dept
  5. 3 plus faculty in other depts that might be interested in a courtesy appointment or have expertise in the area of the candidate
  6. Any faculty or admin at the hiring institution
  7. Any sentient creature
  8. Any merely possible creature

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