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Forum: USA
Sep 14th 2016, 8:58 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Salt Lake City...

Deadshoppingmalls I don't drink coffee or alcohol 😁 But cinema on a Sunday sounds good.
Forum: USA
Sep 14th 2016, 8:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Salt Lake City...

I wasn't planning to apply for a year, but the job is a very niche job I might fit. BUT I do need to work out if my family and I could settle in and be happy there.

The climate sounds fantastic,...
Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2016, 10:44 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Salt Lake City...

So, with all advice about academic jobs, I have broadened my thinking. And in so doing, I have found a possible job at UoU in Salt Lake City. I think that would have been the close to the bottom of...
Forum: USA
Aug 29th 2016, 9:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

Thank you all so much for your helpful thoughts and advice. Academia has changed so much over the last 20 years in the UK and it seems the US, and not in ways that have benefit Academics. You have...
Forum: USA
Aug 29th 2016, 9:01 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

I'm blaming the iPad, some of that punctuation had nothing to do with me (reason's?!). Although in fairness, academics are not known for their ability to write. I spend my time telling my students...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 9:45 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

😬 Yes, you are right. Given there are no jobs being advertised, there are some big flaws in my plans. But, if in reality we couldn't afford it even IF a job was advertised AND I applied AND was...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 9:38 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

Thank you so much for finding that! That is both very helpful and encouraging. It is great to know you guys settled in easily too. They are currently advertising posts at A&M in Corpus Christi, but...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 8:25 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

[QUOTE=Guindalf;12037317]Oh yeah, keep Austin weird! I forgot.

I quoted the wrong bit, I meant to quote the earlier post - which sounds perfect (providing we could afford it!).

Weird for Texas...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 8:18 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

It was UoT at Austin I was eyeing up. Psychology is my discipline.

I guess the religion thing is really about how easy it is to settle into a community and most importantly, to make friends. How...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 7:51 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Re: Quality of life for US academics?

Thanks so much for the replies so far! I didn't realise a green card would be so easy ( relatively) for my husband. In terms of universities, I would hope to be able to get a tenure track position....
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 5:31 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,184
Posted By Wanderingacademic

Quality of life for US academics?

My husband and I are considering moving to the US. We are considering Austin (partly because I have family in Texas), but I am an academic and I would have to get a job, so where we went would depend...
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