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Jumping ship: how to move from a tenure-track or tenured position to another

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When I was an innocent postdoc I could never understand why people, after finally resting from their labours and anxieties of the job market, would actually want to move jobs. Sure, there are offers you can't refuse (but few of us get those!), but why would you try to find another job if you're already in a tenure track, or even tenured? Now I can see many reasons for why people would want to move, including, but not limited to the following:  Lack of job prospects for a spouse, especially a problem if the spouse is an academic. It being a buyer's market, few schools offer spousal accommodation.  A high teaching load, e.g., 4-4 or even higher. I recently heard of someone who had a 6-6 load! Low wages, or too high cost of living in relationship to the salary The department is at risk of cuts or being closed down altogether (tenure does not protect against this) The department is plagued by in-fighting, harassment or other things that disrupt departmental. . .

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