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How to Get Tenure

Strategies for Successfully Navigating the Process, 1st Edition

By Michael S. Harris


184 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Helping assistant professors and pre-tenure faculty balance competing obligations in teaching, research, and service, this comprehensive book explores the challenging path toward tenure. Drawing from research literature on faculty development, pedagogy, and psychology, How to Get Tenure covers topics such as productivity, research agendas, publication, service, and preparing a dossier. Whether read from beginning to end or used as a reference, this book provides clear, concrete, and accessible advice on the most effective and efficient strategies for navigating the inherent ambiguity of the tenure process, tackling the challenges and complexity of the tenure track, and building a strong case for tenure.




"How to Get Tenure is a wise, generous, and informed book that will benefit not only pre-tenure faculty, but also all of those who support and evaluate them. I wish I had this book when I was undergoing the tenure process; I would have benefited enormously from both its practical recommendations and its clear presentation of what can seem like a byzantine, mysterious process to tenure candidates."

—James M. Lang, Professor of English and Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College, USA

Table of Contents




Part I: Learning the Rules of the Road

Chapter 1: What Is Tenure?

Chapter 2: The Basics of Productivity

Part II: Planning Your Route

Chapter 3: Scholarship and Academic Publishing

Chapter 4: Teaching

Chapter 5: Service

Part III: Arriving at the Destination

Chapter 6: Going Up for Tenure

Chapter 7: What’s Next

About the Author

Michael S. Harris is an Associate Professor of Higher Education, and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Southern Methodist University, USA.

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