Starting And Ending An Academic Career | September 8, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 36 | p. 45
Issue Date: September 8, 2014

Starting And Ending An Academic Career

New and retiring chemistry professors chronicle their experiences
Department: Career & Employment
Keywords: education, employment, professors, academia
Credit: Richard C. Smith
A drawing of someone coming and going through a door.
Credit: Richard C. Smith

The beginning of a new term stirs excitement in new faculty and bittersweet reflection in professors who are leaving the academic sphere. In this year’s Back to School feature, C&EN explores academia from these professors’ very different perspectives.

In the first article of the package, Senior Editor Susan J. Ainsworth profiles four chemists who have recently stepped into assistant professor roles, describing the joys and challenges they face.

Life on the other end of the academic career ladder is Senior Editor Linda Wang’s focus. In her article, three professors—two retired and one a year away from retirement—discuss practical aspects and mixed feelings associated with shutting down their labs.

In the final story, C&EN shares readers’ advice for those who have just landed a faculty position and are setting up their first academic labs. We hope you will add your own tips and experiences at  

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