June 13, 2003
When Tenure FailsThe experience of not getting tenure can affect a lot more than just your employment status
No one could have predicted when we hired him that James Dixon wouldn't get tenure.
During the search, he was far ahead of the pack, with several articles already in print, and had he not accepted our offer we would have been hard-pressed to find as strong an alternate. Dixon was brilliant, but also adamantly inner-directed. He alone knew where his research was going, and he was so focused