Assistance for Post-Assistant Professors

A blogger says mid-career scientists need mentors and advice as much as their junior colleagues do.

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I am now a tenured Associate

I am now a tenured Associate Professor. When I was young, the advice always given was to get everything in writing from the institution making an offer of employment. These days that is very hard to do, more and more things are being promised without specifics, and in the reality such promises can easily be broken or revised with little possibility for rebuttal. Given the surfeit of PhDs looking for academic jobs, there is no question it is a seller's market. Similar issues come up for faculty at more advanced stages of their careers.

I am now a tenured Associate

I am now a tenured Associate Professor. When I was young, the advice always given was to get everything in writing from the institution making an offer of employment. These days that is very hard to do, more and more things are being promised without specifics, and in the reality such promises can easily be broken or revised with little possibility for rebuttal. Given the surfeit of PhDs looking for academic jobs, there is no question it is a seller's market. Similar issues come up for faculty at more advanced stages of their careers.