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Early-Career Faculty Development Program

Submitted by darmstro on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:29pm

Building a career in academia

Fall/Winter 2017-2018

How does my career unfold at the university? How do I develop my potential and build a fulfilling and successful academic career? How do I expand my research program or publish my first book? These and related questions will be addressed in a series of four workshops dedicated to helping new faculty thrive in academia.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
1-2:30 p.m., Social Sciences 1339
Book Publishing

Panelists: Bart Beaty (English) and Jack Lucas (Political Science)
Facilitator: Penny Pexman


  • Publications and phases of academic career: how and when to publish?
  • Mapping your publication pathway
  • Identifying your goals for publishing
  • The dos and don’ts of book publishing
  • Negotiating book contracts

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
10-11:30 a.m., Social Sciences 1339
Developing research portfolio and working with graduate students

Facilitators: Penny Pexman, Brian Moorman and Kinga Olszewska


  • Developing and maintaining a research program
  • Prioritizing research projects and balancing demands
  • Securing funding
  • Supervising graduate students and integrating them into your research program
  • Attracting graduate students and post-docs

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
1-2:30 p.m., Social Sciences 1339
Negotiating service in your first three years of appointment

Facilitators: Penny Pexman and Brian Moorman


  • Prioritizing your service options
  • Choosing committees within the department, faculty and university
  • Choosing roles in journals and societies
  • How much is too much service?
  • Learning to say no

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
1-2:30 p.m., Social Sciences 1339
Tenure and promotion

Facilitators: Florentine Strzelczyk and Anessa Krysko


  • Understanding expectations and criteria used to determine tenure and promotion
  • Understanding the process of applying for tenure and promotion
  • Finding good referees
  • Preparing documentation