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New & Pre-tenure Faculty

Providing support, guidance, advice and feedback to junior faculty is a high priority for Stanford University.  The University hires the best and brightest junior faculty and is committed to providing opportunities and resources that would help them develop into outstanding scholars, teachers, and clinicians. The policies and practices described in this section are intended to assist each faculty member in launching a successful academic career.

There is variation across the university in how this support and guidance are provided, and the university does not mandate a particular methodology. However, it is expected that counseling and mentoring will occur on a regular basis for tenure-track junior faculty members, and that they will take advantage of the professional resources and support offered to them through various offices on campus.

These guidelines outline the general expectations for the kinds of support, advice and feedback junior faculty should receive. Faculty members with questions in this area should consult their department chair or dean.

For the most current version of this information, please consult Chapter 2, Section 8A of the Faculty Handbook.



Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering.  By Richard Reis.  IEEE Press and Wiley.  1996 and 2012.

Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty.  By Wendy Crone.  Mogan & Claypool Publishers. 2010.


Managing Your Career as an Economist After Tenure.  Article by Robert E. Hall,Robert and Carole McNeil Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Published in the winter 2009 issue of the newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession of the American Economics Association.