Moving Up in Academia

Essential Skills for Tenure and Promotion


In stock

SKU: 9781476688053 Categories: ,

About the Book

There are numerous publications available to help current or aspiring academic faculty members enhance their professional abilities. However, there is a distinct shortage of works that cover the several soft skills junior faculty must possess to be promoted to tenure. This text discusses conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, time management, understanding the politics of academia and many other vital skills. This book was written to emphasize the significance of these skills and to help junior professors acquire and implement them to improve their chances of getting promoted and tenured. It also covers the promotion and tenure processes, as well as how to remain competitive even after achieving this coveted goal.

About the Author(s)

Esam El-Fakahany is a professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has served in many academic administrative positions, all of which are centered on mentoring the younger generation of scholars. He has published two other books in this vein.

Bibliographic Details

Esam El-Fakahany
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 237
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8805-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4625-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Introduction 3
1. Understanding Your New Environment 9
2. Special Issues Facing Women and Minority Faculty 27
3. People Skills 45
4. Time and Energy Management 62
5. Advising and Mentoring Your Trainees 81
6. Team Management and Leadership 105
7. Benefiting from Mentoring 126
8. The Path to Promotion and Tenure 139
9. Maintaining the Vitality of Mid-Career and Senior Faculty 162
10. Preparing to Become a Future Academic Leader 189
11. Challenges to Academia 208
Bibliography 225
Index 229