How long is average?
The first time I was on the market I had an aggressive who offered me the moon and they were finished within a few hours of sending my start-up request.
I sent my start-up request to the Chair a week ago. He forwarded to Dean, and crickets. Chair indicated that the request was reasonable and we communicated over weekend. Last communique was the Chair saying he would prod the Dean.
I'm OK with it dragging out (I have another offer in negotiation), but at this rate we'll be going forever. Still need to negotiate salary, teaching, space, time to tenure, etc.