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1 Frontiers Consortium 2001 Mike Brady Assistant Professor Boston College Mike Brady Assistant Professor Boston College Getting Started in Academia: What I Now Know, Should Have Known, and Wish I Could Forget (not necessarily in that order)

2 Frontiers Consortium 2001 What I Should Have Known Chronology  Stressed? Get used to it.  Interviewing:  Consider your obstacles  Know thyself  Your first semester is a wash.  Stressed? Get used to it.  Interviewing:  Consider your obstacles  Know thyself  Your first semester is a wash.

3 Frontiers Consortium 2001 What I Should Have Known Chronology  Teaching someone else’s class makes you a substitute teacher.  Remember what happens to them?  Tenure: have a plan and stick to it  Mixed messages  External focus  Teaching someone else’s class makes you a substitute teacher.  Remember what happens to them?  Tenure: have a plan and stick to it  Mixed messages  External focus

4 Frontiers Consortium 2001 What I Now Know Framework  I am swoosh!  Build, maintain equity  The “Miketing mix”  4 “Mes”  Research, Teaching, Service x 2  I am swoosh!  Build, maintain equity  The “Miketing mix”  4 “Mes”  Research, Teaching, Service x 2 Manage Service Promises

5 Frontiers Consortium 2001 ME TeachingResearch Internal Service External Service

6 Frontiers Consortium 2001 First Me: Internal Service  Nice guys finish somewhere else.  Doesn’t mean don’t do it.  Means you shouldn’t make your name that way.  Recruiting lets you reinvent yourself  Nice guys finish somewhere else.  Doesn’t mean don’t do it.  Means you shouldn’t make your name that way.  Recruiting lets you reinvent yourself

7 Frontiers Consortium 2001 Second Me: External Service  Good way to build equity.  Research  Service  Find your place and make it home.  Good way to build equity.  Research  Service  Find your place and make it home.

8 Frontiers Consortium 2001 Third Me: Teaching  Becoming an assumption.  Midway evals  Debriefing  I opt for the human approach.  Becoming an assumption.  Midway evals  Debriefing  I opt for the human approach.

9 Frontiers Consortium 2001 Fourth Me: Research  No better way to build long term equity.  Danny’s view  Three articles before tenure =   One top tier article every two years...  Biggest hurdle is first review.  Peer Review  Copy editing  No better way to build long term equity.  Danny’s view  Three articles before tenure =   One top tier article every two years...  Biggest hurdle is first review.  Peer Review  Copy editing

10 Frontiers Consortium 2001 What I Wish I Could Forget  Nothing! Lest I am doomed to repetition.  Overall, you’ve chosen an excellent profession. Enjoy it!  Nothing! Lest I am doomed to repetition.  Overall, you’ve chosen an excellent profession. Enjoy it!


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