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Survive and Thrive by Wendy C. Crone

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I recall wanting to be a professor as early as grade school after visiting the small college where the mother of one of my friends was on the faculty. Early in my graduate school career, I became disillusioned with this goal as I saw more of the day to day realities of faculty life. After some experience with a variety of academic institutions, however, I learned that faculty positions differ from institution to institution and even from position to position within the same department. This was a wonderful realization. It helped me to rekindle my old dream, and it helped me to identify the type of institution I would be happy in. Because of this and later experiences, I believe that institutional fit is a critical component to happiness in a ...

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