Thursday, May 8, 2008
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So Tuesday was a pretty good day....
Earlier this week I received official word that I've been promoted to full professor, after a remarkably transparent and stress-free process.
So how does it feel? Pretty damn good. After all, this happened just two and a half years years after the late unpleasantness. Despite that, it happened before I turned forty (I was genuinely surprised how pleased this last fact left me).
The real reason this is great news, however, are the benefits that come with being a full professor. The benefit of being promoted to associate professor* -- tenure -- is pretty friggin' obvious. What's the difference between associate and full?
Unless you're actually a full professor, you would never know. Now that these
By some interesting quirk of fate, there are exactly ten benefits that emanate from the promotion to full professor.....
THE TEN BENEFITS OF PROMOTION TO FULL PROFESSOR:
10) You get to pig out. More attractive professors tend to do better in student evaluations and other metrics to rate professors. This is not surprising -- after all, the attractive receive a similar dividend across professions.UPDATE: This list should have gone to 11, as Tyler Cowen points out. Also, apologies to everyone trying to post a comment -- they're still down. Now that I'm full, however, I promise to blow off important committee work and get cracking on fixing the problem.
*For the purposes of this post, we're just going to ignore the rather bizarre Ivy League system of being assiciate without tenure.
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