And how easy/hard it is?
And especially how about becoming a Full Professor at Harvard University or Columbia University at the age of 32?
Most Helpful Girl
That's still a really young age.
If age discrimination is what you're worried about, that doesn't usually happen until you're well into your 40s or 50s.0
Most Helpful Guy
I would say that it was impossible.
It takes at least 10 years to get a doctorate, which is a prerequisite for such a position.
Then one has to put in time as a tutor and lecturer, have a body of work published in peer-reviewed journals, while waiting for someone who is in the chair to die or retire.
Unless someone is brilliant to the point that their IQ is off the scale, I would say that being offered such a position at a university would be extremely unlikely for anyone who was much younger than 50.0