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What happens to unproductive professors?

I notice that past a certain age (sometimes as early as 50), some professors tend to be significantly less productive, to the point that they essentially do not publish or have graduate students and ...
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Where can an academic put their lecture slides for posterity? [closed]

I was recently asked this question by an academic colleague and realised I didn't know the answer. Academic X is about to retire from a computer science department and has a set of undergraduate ...
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Should tenured researchers be “encouraged” (forced) to retire at a certain age?

While thinking about this recent question, I was reminded of an issue at two different institutions I've taught at, as well as a third institution I am aware of via my father. One complication I ...
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Should I retire early from my tenured job? [closed]

I'm a tenured professor and like my job overall. I don't go to work giddy everyday, but I enjoy research, and usually enjoy teaching. I don't enjoy stuff like playing department politics or being part ...
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Graduate Research After Retirement

I will be retiring in a few months with a successful research career in industry (>100 journal papers, >300 conference presentations, >50 patents). I am interested in doing research in an academic ...
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Is it possible to contribute to academic research after retirement from the industry?

Currently, I have a master’s of science in mathematics and a potential plan to couple my qualifications with a masters of science in analytics. I am actually nowhere close to being retired in the ...