I'd tell you if we had a way to private message, but I am always leery about saying too much on the Rant, haha. That being said, our college has it better than a lot of them, but universities rarely hire their own new PhDs for tenure track positions. About the best you can expect is adjunct hell if you stay.
I also moved here from Austin. I love most everything about the university, but Gainesville is a little claustrophobic for me. Had I moved to Gainesville straight from my hometown, I would have loved it I'm sure, but after living in a fairly large city for a decade, I miss being somewhere a with a bit more to do. That being said, I've never regretted choosing Florida. It's been a fantastic experience.
This post was edited on 10/23 at 11:40 am