"Do tenured chemistry faculty consider leaving their positions, if so, why?"
- dissatisfaction with the money that their tenured position offers, or knowledge that they could earn significantly more in the private sector, or
- a belief that their institution was no longer (or never was) meeting their ideals, and the knowledge that another position might be better aligned with their values, or
- being lured away by an industrial or governmental position, or
- a belief that leaving their position would bring them more personal satisfaction with their job.