Pre-tenure faculty are possibly the busiest people in academia. Not only are they relatively new to the rigors of working in academia, but they are expected to put together a convincing tenure package. The materials in this section cover some of the difficulties of being a pre-tenure faculty member along with some recommendations for how to survive.
This webpage is a list of links for resources for untenured faculty. Examples include: Virginia Tech Work-Life Resources, Advice on how to ask for reduce hours, and Surviving and thriving in academia.
In 2008, AdvanceVT hosted the fifth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop. Workshop agenda and links to presentations by Mark McNamee and Cathy Trower are here.
This executive summary provides a broad portrait of the satisfaction and experiences of Virginia Tech's full-time, pre-tenure tenure-track faculty in 2006-07. It is an overview of several hundred pages of data and analysis.
Brown University's ADVANCE Program has created an award to help faculty networking and relationships. "Career Development Awards are intended to help faculty increase their exposure to senior colleagues at other institutions who can serve as collaborators, role models and sponsors. These awards could be particularly useful for Assistant Professors who are beginning to build their research program or for mid-career faculty moving in a more collaborative direction or trying to make contacts in a different res
This document is a detailed agenda for junior faculty. Example sessions include departmental governance, negotiating authorship, and student and assistantship management.
The UAB ADVANCE Junior Faculty Research Award is open to all tenure-track faculty who hold the rank of assistant or associate professor within the Schools of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences (ADVANCE Schools and the Department of Finance, Economics, Quantitative Methods in the School of Business).
UW ADVANCE webpage listing topics and resources from Jr. Faculty workshops
Participate in the Workshop Series for Junior Faculty for natural and social scientists at CUNY. As part of a newly awarded NSF grant to Hunter College and CUNY, the Gender Equity Project is offering a series of 3 day-long workshops to develop male and female junior faculty who are engaged in basic science and engineering at participating CUNY schools.
MU-ADVANCE Faculty Fellowships are available for non-tenured female faculty in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines seeking to enhance their professional development. The purpose of the Fellowships is to foster the professional development and success of female STEM faculty at Marshall while preparing for tenure.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has set up a mentoring program for pre-tenure women. This program also provides a mentoring luncheon, an annual reception, and a conversation series. Information and the application is provided on this website.
This document is a set of tips derived from focus groups with junior faculty and others.
Article on mentoring new faculty
The 2008 Faculty Career Success Workshop provided a learning time for junior faculty to network with colleagues from Rice and from peer schools and learn about strategies for professional, academic success.
Career Development Awards are intended to help faculty increase their exposure to senior colleagues at other institutions who can serve as collaborators, role models and sponsors. These awards could be particularly useful for Assistant Professors who are beginning to build their research program or for mid-career faculty moving in a more collaborative direction or trying to make contacts in a different research area.
The Faculty Mentoring Program for Women (FMPW) was created after critical assessment of the experiences of other institutions of higher education within a framework of professional development to provide field-specific and institution-specific career guidance to junior female faculty.
This program supports the formation of same-gender mentoring groups; all incoming female faculty are invited to participate in a single cohort through their third year review. Formal mentoring in cohorts and additional related activities are intended to ensure women faculty have opportunities...
This document is a list of tips derived from focus groups with junior faculty and others.
This document is a detailed agenda for junior faculty. Example sessions include diversity of academia, circles of advisors, and time management.
Sample titles from slides in this presentation are: networking is a natural process, we can stimulate the process by, a successful faculty career, and early career network cornerstones.
Dr. Cathy Trower led a workshop for pre-tenure faculty at Virginia Tech in 2008 to discuss findings of the COACHE survey.
Mary Erskine WIN Faculty Grants are available to tenure track women faculty members in the STEM disciplines at Boston University to support a variety of research activities. These awards are intended to enhance the professional networks of women faculty members, removing a barrier to women’s accomplishments, and ultimately increasing the diversity of faculty in the science and engineering fields...
Dr. Cathy Trower from Harvard's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) presented findings from Virginia Tech's participation in the national survey of pre-tenure faculty at the 2008 Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop.
This webpage is the base webpage for information about the junior faculty development workshop.
The pre-tenure and promotion assessment program provides a real-time trial run at preparing the promotion and tenure (PandT) dossier and addresses the issue that women do not understand (or often are not told) what is required for tenure and/or promotion.
Titles of slides in this presentation are focusing on pre-tenured faculty, COACHE survey overview, selected peer institutions, and more.
AdvanceVT research seed grants provided funding to support junior faculty developing a successful proposal for external research funding. This follow-up report provides an overview of the program and its impact on pre-tenure faculty members at Virginia Tech.
The pre-tenure mentoring program is open to all junior faculty in STEM disciplines in ENG, CAS, and SAR. The program seeks to provide guidance to junior faculty in the STEM disciplines regarding tenure and career issues. This program includes two parts.
Mentoring programs will be offered to faculty at the assistant and the associate levels. Mentoring will be expanded beyond one individual to a team of mentors, who will participate in a rigorous training program and will be involved with their mentees throughout the academic year in monthly lunches and workshops, on topics such as vita building and promotion strategies. In addition, mentors will gather once per semester to discuss mentoring issues and challenges.