New Faculty

New faculty is a general term for individuals who have recently transitioned into faculty roles at higher education institutions. Traditionally, new faculty were characterized as recent PhD graduates who had the title of assistant professors and were on the tenure track with less than 7 years of higher education experience. Because the percentage of tenure track to nontenure positions has changed, the term now includes a diverse array of campus appointment types with varying levels of experience inside and outside of higher education. Institutions invest significantly in the recruitment and development of new faculty because they represent the next generation of scholars and academic leaders. New faculty help institutions fulfill their educational missions by teaching students, conducting research, and carrying out critical campus service roles. ...

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