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What You Need to Know About Tenure and Promotion BEFORE Applying for a Job Henry (Rique) Campa, III, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, The Graduate School and Professor.

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1 What You Need to Know About Tenure and Promotion BEFORE Applying for a Job Henry (Rique) Campa, III, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, The Graduate School and Professor of Wildlife Ecology 517/ What you need to know about tenure and promotion? *Describe and understand the tenure and promotion process -at all levelscollege, department (mentoring) *Know the expectations of the institution for T/P -at all levelscollege, department? *Reflect --What do you like to do & can you document your scholarship and impacts?

2 Describe and understand the tenure and promotion process -at all levelscollege, department (mentoring) *Assistant Professor (Some initial review period3 years?) Reappoint for a second period (or lose your job) Apply for Tenure and Promotion --Promoted to Associate Professor w/ tenure or --Promoted to Associate Professor w/o tenure or --Lose your job *Associate Professor --National reputation? External letters of support *Professor --International reputation? External letters of support

3 ? Will you be tenured to the department or to the university? ?What materials will be reviewed for my T/P? ?Who will review these materials? ?What will be expected of me for T/P? University/College T/P Guidelines Questions You Need to Investigate

4 *Know the expectations of the institution for T/P -at all levelscollege, department? BEFORE applying (or certainly before accepting a position) -Interpret the job ad Academic year or Annual year? What is the research assignmentare %s given? e.g., 30% research, 60% teaching, 10% service Is it a tenure-track position or fixed term? Responsibilities? -Look for T/P process description, forms, etc. Review the expectations-e.g., MSUs Form D -Ask the Search Committee Chair or research e.g., mentoring committees, sample forms/documents, expectations across the assignment, how will you be evaluated across your assignment

5 ?Can you document and describe your impacts across your assignment? Employers will have high expectations for any Ph.D. –agencies, industry, NGOs, academic institutions Reflection and Homework Assignment

6 *Reflect --What do you like to do & can you document your scholarship? --List 3 things that you are passionate about professionally --List 3 things that you are passionate about personally

7 --Make sure you are applying for a position/accepting a position at an institution that will allow you to do both! research intensive university? community college? comprehensive university? liberal arts college? --Look at your CVwhat makes you attractive to get hired, will hopefully also make you attractive for T/P. -teaching, independent and collaborative research, mentoring undergrads., publishing (discipline, teaching and learning?), service (professional societies, community work)? --Start early toward T/PTODAYdevelop a track record that you can meet the expectations for T/P *Reflect --What do you like to do & can you document your scholarship and impacts?


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