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4.15 Professional Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
4.16 Sabbatical Leaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
4.17 What Clique Do I Fit Into and How is It Regarded? . . . . . . 121
4.18 The Mathematics Research Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
4.19 Outside Offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
4.20 What Goes On at Conferences? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
4.21 The International Congress of Mathematicians . . . . . . . . . 129
4.22 The January Joint Mathematics Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . 130
4.23 Prizes and Encomia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
5 Beyond Research 137
5.1 Writing a Textbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
5.2 The Mathematics Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
5.3 How to Be a Departmental Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
5.4 Letters of Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
5.5 Writing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
5.5.1 Publishing Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
5.5.2 The Purpose of Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
5.5.3 Types of Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
5.6 What If You Are from Another Country? . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
5.7 National Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
5.8 A Mathematician’s Apology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
6 Being Department Chair 169
6.1 What Is a Chair? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
6.2 Characteristics of a Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
6.3 First, Do No Harm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
6.4 How to Become the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
6.5 How to Stay Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
6.6 How to Cease Being Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
6.7 The Chair’s Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
6.7.1 The Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
6.7.2 Promotion and Tenure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
6.7.3 Hiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
6.7.4 General Departmental Management . . . . . . . . . . . 192
6.7.5 The Reward System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
6.7.6 When One of Your People Wins a Prize . . . . . . . . 196
6.7.7 Relations with Other Departments . . . . . . . . . . . 197
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