I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship.
I have been applying internationally (mostly other European countries and the US) and am wondering how my academic age affects my applications and how to address or sell this. I am particularly interested in the situation in the US and the UK.
As for the US: While I have more research/teaching experience than most applicants for an Ass. Prof. position, I guess chances are slim to get an Associate Professor position, right? My research record is very reasonable, but not stellar. Can I negotiate a shorter tenure-track time, and if yes, what are the pitfalls or problems? I have completed a Postdoc with teaching duties at a reputed university in the US.
As for the UK: Similarly to 1), is there a problem when one applies directly for a Senior Lecturer or Reader position? I never understood the academic progression in the UK. For example, I know people in the UK who are Lecturers for a very long time (maybe forever), and from that perspective applying to a higher level seems problematic.