Day: August 29, 2018

Reader Question: Switching Departments Within an Institution

Reader PT (pre-tenure) has a question:

Has anyone switched departments within the same institution, say pre-tenure? I was hired as part of a multi-unit search, matched to two, and shunted to one for political reasons. Now the department has known issues, and my research interests better match the other unit, which is the background for my training. They are also much larger, have actual procedures and distributed responsibility.

Wise and worldly academic readers, what do you say?