CONTENTS ix 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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