I work as a research scientist for a tech company. I publish frequently in top venues in my area and, at the same time, I’ve been adjuncting at well-known universities to teach classes.
I don’t feel I’ve ever left academia, as I keep collaborating and publishing with people from academic institutions, but I want to apply to a few (e.g., 10) tenure track positions in computer science, for a number of reasons that are not relevant to this question.
How do I ensure that my search/applications stay private?
My manager is well connected with the academic world (despite not being a researcher), and I do not want them to know that I applied and where I applied. Note that I do not need a recommendation letter from them, as I have multiple well-known researchers (faculty members in different universities) who will write one for me.