I am in my second year as an Associate Professor (with tenure) at a top research university (listed among top 20 in US News & World Report). My publication, teaching, and service records are all very good to excellent. I have also received numerous awards such as Sloan Fellowship and NSF's Career Award. In general, I am happy with my current institution, but sometime wonder if I can move to more prestigious university or find position with a better pay. There are other personal reasons as well that makes me ponder about this. Would it be a good idea to apply other universities for someone at this stage of their career? How do search committees feel about hiring someone who has a tenure? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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