I am in need of your counsel, please. I am a retired professor requiring clarification on how to sign a professional email. Although I am happily retired, there remain certain occasions when one needs, or simply wishes to use one's professional title. After all, it was laboriously earned.
Although the answer seems simple enough, during my tenure I held a professorship in two departments. Both departments were in the Fine Arts division, but my job title (professorship) was different in each. And, I was never simultaneously professed. (Is that a thing?) I certainly don't want to appear as something, or someone I was not. But, all of this rigamarole makes for a very long signature, which feels rather ridiculous.
I'm quite sure there exists a precedent of which I am quite unsure. One of my dearest colleagues was a distinguished Professor of English. She always had an answer to these curious inquires. Alas, she is no longer with us. Would that I held her vast knowledge.
Thank you kindly for imparting your wisdom. Health, and prosperity to each of you! (I'm guessing the following format is incorrect, but I took a stab in the dark.) Cheers!
Name, Academic Credentials
Job title #1, Department of Theater (Do I place "retired" somewhere? And, should my last position come first?)
Name of Theater Center?
Job title #2, Department of Music
Division? (Not necessary?)
Not even close?