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Getting Tenure

According to our workshop participants, getting tenure is a major concern for new faculty members in tenure-track jobs. Good news: experts (see resources below) agree that how to get tenure need not be a mystery. Find out what the expectations are for tenure at your institution, meet those expectations, and in a few years, you'll be tenured. The resources below show you how.

Jump down to Preparing Yourself for the Tenure Process * Your Tenure Package * Frequently Asked Questions * Books * Articles * Tips from Academic Geoscientists


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Preparing Yourself for the Tenure Process

These pages contain advice and strategies to help you be plan and prepare your strongest case for tenure. The advice here is structured to give you concrete steps to be your own best advocate and to be as well prepared as possible. Pages on Charting Your Progress Toward Tenure and Taking an Active, Strategic Approach to Tenure are included.

Your Tenure Package

The tenure package you submit is your opportunity to make a strong written case for why your institution should grant you tenure. Two of the most important components of the tenure package are the CV and the narrative (personal statement). These pages contain advice on the nuts & bolts of preparing your CV and your narrative.

Tenure FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

In our workshops for early career geoscience faculty members, some questions about tenure come up frequently. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to any question about tenure, the answers given here are our best attempts to summarize general practices in academia in the US.

Other Resources

Books

Articles

Tips from Academic Geoscientists


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