Pathway to Tenure

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Enhance your readiness for promotion and tenure by identifying goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and develop strategies for achieving those goals.

Achieving tenure and promotion to associate professor depends upon demonstrating excellence in teaching and research and balancing these with contributions to service. As an assistant professor, you are invited to attend this three-part workshop series that will help you identify where you are on the path to tenure, where you want to be, and how you can strengthen your record.

Pathway to Tenure program is open to all assistant professors. We seek participants interested in enhancing their readiness for tenure by identifying goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and developing strategies for achieving those goals.Participation in the Pathway to Tenure program is voluntary. However, if you decide to participate, we require you to commit to attend and fully engage in all three of the following workshops: The program also requires some advance preparation for each 2.5-hour workshop. The workshops will feature individual and panel presentations, small group discussions with UNH Deans, Department Chairs, and Senior Colleagues while maximizing the time for individual goal setting and reflection.

All workshops will be hosted on the UNH Durham campus or, if there is inclement weather, via Zoom. You will receive details via email once you register.



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Workshop Topics

Nuts & Bolts of the Promotion and Tenure Process and Finding Good Advice

  • Overview & Meet Your Peers
  • Mentoring: How to Create a Network of Trusted Senior Colleagues at UNH and Beyond
  • Nuts and Bolts of the P & T Process

Navigating your Department and Creating a Scholarly Reputation

  • Q&A Panel with Department Chairs from Across the UNH Colleges
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Formal Assessments (annual reviews, student evaluations, peer evaluations) 
  • Navigating Department Cultures

College Promotion and Tenure Standards and Setting Goals for Work-Life Balance

  • Q and A Panel with College Promotion and Tenure Committees
  • Goal setting

Future Programs

Pathway to Tenure is a continuing program. Please check back for the dates of our next series of workshops and for further developments to the Pathway to Tenure program.
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