How to Survive and Thrive Your First Year on the Tenure Track

Course Length: 2.25 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the 4 main pathways to a tenure track position
  2. Explain what to expect during New Faculty Orientation
  3. Review tenure criteria and research, teaching, and service expectations across different institution types
  4. Build an effective support network comprised of mentors, advocates, sponsors, and allies
  5. Create a collaboration structure to foster strong work relationships
  6. Develop a first-year research plan with writing, presentation, and idea generation goals
  7. Set up and brand your research lab
  8. Connect with your Office of Sponsored Programs and begin applying for grants
  9. Describe effective time management and work-life integration strategies
  10. Balance teaching and research while handling student feedback constructively and creating an inclusive classroom
  11. Identify opportunities for service to the university, the profession, and the community
  12. Familiarize yourself with your campus resources and support services
  13. Prepare for your first Annual Review and understand the document’s 8 core sections


Jessye L.B. Talley, PhD is Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Morgan State University, where she runs the Risk Optimization Management and Evaluation (R.O.M.E) Lab. Funded by the National Science Foundation, her current research focuses on applying operations research methods to address supply chain management as well as utilizing qualitative methods for engineering education. Upon completion of her graduate studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she co-founded Sisters Scholars to promote health and wellness during the doctorate and in academia. Her experience as a tenure track professor prompted her to begin coaching new faculty during their pre-tenure years, resulting in an ongoing consultation firm. In addition to having delivered presentations at both national and international conferences, Dr. Talley has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Applied Mathematical Modelling, Health Systems, and Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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