Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year (Paperback)
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Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year (Paperback)

Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 12/05/2005
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In this fast-paced and lively account, Jim Lang asks-and mostly answers-the questions that confront every new faculty member as well as those who dream of becoming new faculty members: Will my students like me? Will my teaching schedule allow me time to do research and write? Do I really want to spend the rest of my life in this profession? Is anyone awake in the backrow? Lang narrates the story of his first year on the tenure track with wit and wisdom, detailing his moments of confusion, frustration, and even elation-in the classroom, at his writing desk, during his office hours, in departmental meetings-as well as his insights into the lives and working conditions of faculty in higher education today. Engaging and accessible, Life on the Tenure Track will delight and enlighten faculty, graduate students, and administrators alike.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801881039
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm

Lang is a wonderfully engaging writer... he's obviously deeply committed to the craft of teaching and the craft of writing. -- Dr. Erica Dreifus * Adjunct Advocate *
Faculty at all levels will recognize their own experiences somewhere in this short, perceptive, and ultimately entertaining account of academic life. -- Rebecca Manley * Academic Matters *
Lang demonstrates that there are many largely universal survival struggles and self-doubts which are shared in common by most of us embarking on a new career in the academy. -- Alan E. Bayer * Journal of Higher Education *
Offers a lively report on how it looks and feels to shoot the academic rapids today. -- Mary Taylor Huber * Change *
I would not be surprised if [Life on the Tenure Track] became one of the texts distributed by teaching and learning centers to new assistant professors at orientation workshops. It would serve them well. -- Patricia Donahue * College English *
An interesting and accessible narrative. -- Mark Hulsether * Teaching Theology and Religion *

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