This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Becoming a Full Professor

Becoming a full professor

New full professors must struggle to figure out their place in the system. Everyone assumes that we know what we are doing, but this is another case of a conspiracy of silence. Few are willing to admit the ambiguity, and this may result in the poor utilization of a valuable resource.

Ray V. Montagno (p. 338)

All in all, full professorship seems to offer about as clear a shot at self-actualization as anyone is ever likely to get. To the extent that the transition to full professor has caused some restlessness on my part, it has largely been the result of my having so many options and not enough time to pursue them all well. One can imagine a whole ...

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