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Todd Boyd, expert on popular culture Eugene Bickers, won Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching Amy Barrios, chemist Caleb "Tuck" Finch, leading researcher of Alzheimer's disease

Assistant Professors

Guidelines and Advice
Resources and Policies

Guidelines and Advice
As a new faculty member, your goal is to get your teaching and scholarly career off to a good start. If you are an assistant professor on the tenure track, you want to have a plan that will lead to a successful tenure decision. You will have several sources of advice, and it is helpful to seek mentoring from a number of colleagues, both inside your department and across the university, as well as from colleagues at other institutions.

It's a good idea to read the guidelines of the University Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure:

And here are suggestions from three faculty colleagues, and a link to a Chronicle of Higher Education column:

Helpful information can be found in other parts of the Faculty Portal, including the pages on