I was among several people who contributed to a feature in this weeks’ Times Higher Education on being a professor.
My brief was (briefly):
“Questions you might want to address are whether you should somehow have to conduct yourself differently? Dress more smartly? Speak more seriously? Do people treat you differently? Does an element of imposter syndrome kick in? And what about workload and direction?
The idea is to give a personal perspective that, nevertheless, gives a few pointers to people who have just become professors.”
I tried my best, as did several of my professorial colleagues… though the piece didn’t go down well with everyone. 😉