As we all know, the job market is very tough. Many freshly minted mathematics PhDs end up
Some mathematicians are in positions that emphasize teaching at a liberal arts (predominantly undergraduate program only) school, if colleges but find themselves desiring positions at research universities. This may happen because their career preferences have changed or because they are lucky always wished for research oriented positions but were unable to find academic employment at allone earlier. Having said this, I'll ask:
1) Precisely how does one move from a liberal arts teaching oriented job to a research oriented job? I'm aware that one should build relationships at universities and should write good papers, butwith , given the teaching load of a liberal arts school and service expectations at most predominantly undergraduate institutions, is it really reasonable to expect that enough solid work can be done to make one's CV competetivecompetitive?
The prevailing wisdom is that one should try to make such a move before getting tenure at a liberal arts schoolpredominantly undergraduate institution. So, additionally, I'll ask:
2) Is it possible to move from a liberal arts teaching job to a research job after receiving tenure at the liberal arts schoola predominantly undergraduate institution? If so, what advice do you have for someone trying to do this?