This study details the experiences of new faculty in tenure-track positions without prior experience in academia beyond the post-doctoral level. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews were conducted using phenomenological methodology with six faculty members meeting the criteria at a mid-sized, public institution in the southeastern United States with a reputation for academic excellence and a Research 2 (R2) Carnegie classification. Findings highlight the tension found between subcomponents of professorial life and the continued struggles of minority faculty. Implications for future research are given, to include the need for a deep exploration of the rhyme and reasons of the tenure process.
Gosling, David R.; Chae, Nancy M.; and Goshorn, Jeremy R.
"The Tenure-Track Life: Experiences of New Faculty in Tenure-Track Positions,"
The William & Mary Educational Review: Vol. 7
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/wmer/vol7/iss1/4