Much has been written about how much time an assistant professor should spend on “service” work and what types of service might be important for career advancement, as opposed to a poor use of time, not to mention soul-destroying. The typical advice is: “do some but not a lot.” Once you have tenure, those questions don’t go away and may be even more important to resolve given how much more service you will have to do.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Midcareer Mentoring.

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