The Next Promotion

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.

3 thoughts on “The Next Promotion

  1. Do you guys have endowed chairs in your college or department? For example, here some alum or an external institution give some money for an endowment (doesn’t have to be big), and then the gains from said endowment are used to fund a named professorship. Many full profs in my department have one, including me. The named professorship comes with a few 10k per year for discretionary spending (I think the amounts are smaller for folks in the humanities).

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