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Late-Career Academics

December 24, 2007 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 85, Issue 52

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After an initial stint in academia, I have spent the bulk of my career in industry, both as an individual contributor and as a supervisor and manager. I did enjoy reading the article "Making the Industry-to-Academia Shift" (C&EN, Nov. 5, page 57). I do, however, feel that it omitted a segment of chemists of which I am a part: Those who are at the latter part of their careers, who are not quite ready to retire, and who have made the transition to teaching in academia.


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