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Midcareer Mentoring, Part 1

By Female Science Professor

It is common these days for tenure-track faculty members to be assigned a mentor—someone who will give advice (solicited or unsolicited), and who will (in theory) keep a close eye on and help the new scholar navigate the complexities of the years leading up to the tenure evaluation. Even some of us who weren’t given an official mentor nevertheless benefited from the advice of friendly senior professors in our pre-tenure years.

Those of us in the post-tenure phase of our careers no longer have official mentors. Does that mean our professional life is uncomplicated, serene, and lacking in mystery? That we now know everything about the profession and don’t need guidance? I would answer no.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/Midcareer-Mentoring-Part-1/131161/

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