A question for those looking at PUI/lib arts institutions: I'm currently at a large state school as an assistant prof in my fourth year, and the department culture is rapidly moving away from a teaching emphasis to a research emphasis. When I started, I got about $150k in startup and two small fume hoods, with the expectation that I would repay my startup with external funding and publish 0.5 papers/year over our 6 year tenure track. Now, the expectations have shifted to >$300k in grants and at least 10 papers. I don't mind the metrics, but I came back to academia from industry because I wanted to focus more on the educational aspect of the professorship.
I'm thinking about applying to faculty positions with a teaching emphasis next year, but I don't know what the current state of the field is. For example, will PUI's value my prior research/industrial/teaching experience, or are they looking for newly-minted PhDs and recent postdocs? What are the research expectations and associated startup packages? FYI, I'm actually not opposed to starting over on the tenure track at a PUI/lib arts school. Thanks in advance for any input.An interesting set of questions. Can anyone help?