The Scientist features Brad Fenwick’s editorial ‘Making room for rising stars’
Elsevier SVP writes about ‘the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics’
By Alison Bert, Editor-in-Chief Posted on 19 September 2013
... Many academics continue to contribute to their fields well into their so-called retirement years, their productivity keeping them safe from forced retirement through post-tenure review processes. What happens, then, to the 20-somethings looking for those elusive research positions and coming up short-changed because of reluctance by senior faculty and administrators to hang up their lab coats?
Faculty tend to be relatively healthy and enjoy the continual intellectual stimulus of campus life. Forcing senior faculty out is a poor option as it sends a negative message to their junior colleagues about what they have to look forward to.
Read his editorial in The Scientist.[divider]
"Brad Fenwick: Why I joined Elsevier," Elsevier Connect, October 2012
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