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Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth, and James McDonald

undergraduate research with one of the 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty. There is a dedicated Office of Undergraduate Research at AU, which helps raise awareness and provide funding to increase student engagement in research. As previously mentioned, academic advisors are excellent facilitators connecting

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Karen S. Meaney and Sonya L. Armstrong

designed in a hierarchical and competitive structure ( Lester, 2013 ). The hierarchical structure imparts a sense of power and authority to tenured faculty, while simultaneously placing tenure-track or non-tenure-seeking faculty in potentially vulnerable positions. Taylor ( 2013 ) describes the dichotomous

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James A. Carson, John K. Petrella, Vanessa Yingling, Mallory R. Marshall, Jenny O, and Jennifer J. Sherwood

department’s non-tenure-track instructional faculty have had tremendous success mentoring creative and interesting undergraduate research experiences that were based on student interest and exercise-science principles. Early adoption of the Honors College fellowship in the sophomore or junior year can enable

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Edward Hebert

their expectations. An example of this line of research is Olsen’s ( 1993 ) study of 52 new tenure-track faculty. The faculty were interviewed in their first year of employment and again 2 years later and also completed surveys rating job satisfaction on 18 aspects of work and stress. Consistent with

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Packianathan Chelladurai

. Dr. Zeigler would have none of it. “Why do you want to bounce the ball and blow the whistle all your life?” he would ask. When he became the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education at UWO, he offered me a 1-year lecturer’s position. After 1 year, I was put on the tenure track as an assistant

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Diane L. Gill

social and shifted to the bio side. Faculty positions and graduate programs in sociohistorical areas have been reduced or eliminated in many kinesiology programs. For example, consider my department, which is more interdisciplinary than most. When I arrived here 31 years ago we had three tenure-track

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Hal A. Lawson

understanding of “how business is done,” I fell flat on my face. I concluded that we had to build everything from the ground up, assuming nothing and seeking guidance, assistance, and support from knowledgeable people. New Faculty With Boundary-Crossing and Bridge-Building Competence My Dean promised tenure-track

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Jay Coakley

, sport and exercise science, sport studies, sport management, cultural studies, and sociology. Lacking general institutional support and even facing politically- and ideologically-based disapproval in some cases, scholars have fewer opportunities to obtain tenure-track appointments in the programs

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Barbara E. Ainsworth

the usual: teach classes, conduct research, and serve on committees. This was a time of growth in how to navigate the rigors of being in a tenure-track position. Everything was new and somewhat overwhelming. I had taught physical activity courses before, but never lecture classes. In retrospect, I

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Jane E. Clark

be a teacher of health and physical education, I was now starting my first tenure-track position at the University of Iowa where I would teach undergraduates and do research to advance our knowledge about the scientific bases of human movement. But, all departments of physical education in higher