On The Tenure Track

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The Tenure-Track Process
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small graphic showing magnifying glass Are you curious what exactly is in a tenure file, how it’s assembled and reviewed, and how a new tenure-track faculty member can set a course for success? Learn about what it means to be on the tenure track, how a decision will be made to tenure a faculty member or not, and what graduate students and faculty can do to prepare themselves for a tenure decision. 

The Truth About Tenure in Higher Education. Does having tenure mean that you can never be fired? Find out the truth behind some myths about tenure.

Starting on the Tenure Track: Some Questions to Ask Early. The path to tenure differs from one institution to the next. When considering your job options, ask these questions about the tenure process.

The Tenure-Track Process and Faculty Worklife. In the slides from this 2013 PFF session, you will find an overview of the responsibilities of junior faculty and the differences in culture and expectations among types of colleges and universities. They also include an overview of the tenure process, along with suggestions for navigating the tenure track strategically and successfully. Presented by Constance Cook (Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, CRLT) and Vicki Baker (Associate Professor of Economics, Albion College).

The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure -- Without Losing Your Soul. This book by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffly is cited by many as an indispensable guide for all. Learn more about what it takes to win tenure. Available from the U-M Library

The Professor Is In. This popular website presents advice for succeeding in landing a tenure track job (and tenure) via a free blog, paid consultations, and a book. 


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