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
Sara L.Rynes

At around 40, when he reaches the top rung of his early adult ladder, a man has to reappraise the ladder itself. It is not just a matter of evaluating how well he has done within the current definitions of success and failure. He has to question the basic meanings of success and failure, and the value of the ladder itself.

D. J. Levinson, The Seasons of a Man's Life, 1978

When I first became a full professor, I expected very little in the way of a transition. Looking back, the main things I expected were a slight reduction in my drive to produce research and an increase in leisure time and family activities. In short, I expected life ...

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