Authors

Mos Kaveh

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Signal Processing Magazine

Volume

21

Issue

2

Publisher

IEEE

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Abstract

t is often said that being a professor is the best job and being a department head or chair is the toughest job in an academic institution. This observation stems from the fact that, particularly in U.S. research universities, faculty members have considerable freedom, outside of assigned teaching and service duties, to manage their own time and scholarly effort and directions. Meanwhile, department chairs operate in a buffer zone between deans and upper administration, faculty colleagues, students, and increasingly institutional and government regulators and alumni. This necessitates wearing many hats, as administrator, teacher, researcher, lawyer, entrepreneur, and juggling a multitude of responsibilities.

Comments

Originally published by IEEE. Article fulltext available through the Signal Processing Magazine.

DOI

10.1109/MSP.2004.1276391