Established scholars should take time to plan their careers after they gain tenure, writes Michael S Weisbach. Weisbach writes that even tenured professors need to develop a career strategy that is personally rewarding and maximizes their value to their institution. He notes that considering potential future career options can help to motivate tenured faculty to stay up-to-date, creative, and productive and avoid becoming bitter or fostering negative relations with younger scholars entering the field. Weisbach encourages faculty to find a niche and continue to contribute to their institution and society through avenues such as new research, administration, writing textbooks, becoming public intellectuals, or consulting. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.