I thought that once you got promoted to Full Professor (which I have been) there were no promotions beyond that. But that’s not true! In 5 years, I’ll become eligible for promotion to the rank of Distinguished Research Professor. The title comes accompanied by a salary increase, a semester to do research, and a medal. In five years, I’ll wrap up my second term as chair and go for this new promotion. By that time, I’ll have two more books and 15 more articles.
Things are looking up.