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Environmental Engineering and Faculty Development Division
Beginning a career as a tenure-track environmental engineering professor varies widely depending on one's institution and background. This paper focuses on the experiences of a tenure-track environmental engineering professor at a teaching-focused branch campus of an R1 university. Responsibilities include teaching, professional development, and service in both the water resources and environmental engineering disciplines within a civil engineering department. Tenure requirements are discussed as well as sources of formal and informal support such as colleagues, orientation classes, and the ASCE ExCEEd program. Challenges such as time and funding constraints are also addressed. Finally, a comparison of experience in academia compared to industry is made. This paper can be useful to those considering a career in academia and to administrators looking for insight into the best practices and challenges of a tenure-track professor on a teaching focused campus. This paper supplements a panel discussion and group of papers discussing experiences from environmental engineering professors from a variety of institutions.
Parks, S. L. I. (2020, June), Working Toward Tenure in a Teaching-focused Branch Campus Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35708
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