P830: Double standard: A report from the trenches on RTP at a PUI [WITHDRAWN]
I’m currently finishing up year 4 of a 6-year tenure-track position, and there have been many bumps and bruises along the road. Each year I get reviewed, either my department or dean recommends probationary action because I’m “not meeting expectations.” Despite bringing in over $500K in external money, being published with student authors in JCE, and receiving teaching awards from the Chancellor’s Office and Provost, my progress “lags behind that of my peers.” I’ll be focusing my talk on the things I’ve learned so far and how I’m positioning myself better within the university so I can spend more time focusing on teaching and mentoring my students. I’ll be mentioning teaching, research, and service opportunities that admins are looking for, and I’ll discuss strategies new faculty can employ at the outset to put yourself in a good position to succeed for yourself and for your students. To all the grad students, post-docs, and rookie faculty: don’t give up hope! Cultural shift is happening albeit at a geological timescale.