New Faculty

Tips for Starting a New Faculty Job

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"How to Start Off Right in Your New Job" (post) lists specific suggestions for "prepar[ing] to start work in [a new] department" and outlines "a few things ... [to] spen[d] the summer doing that might ... hel[p] [you] feel less behind before [your] job even start[s]."

See also

A. The Basics

1. Life in General

New Faculty Writing Groups

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"New Faculty Writing Groups" (post) explains the benefits of, types of, and obstacles for writing groups --and outlines some first steps in getting started with such a group.

1. Benefits of Writing Groups

  • "[A] writing group ... help[s] ... faculty members strengthen their confidence as academic writers." 
  • "An academic career ... is a solitary and isolating experience, particularly when we are writing": "[g]roups can make the writing experience more meaningful and fruitful."

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