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Heather J. Lawrence, James Strode, Robert E. Baker, and Paul C. Benedict

—Guidelines for new, established, and senior faculty. New Faculty New faculty, those in the first 4 years in academia, should be a protected class of faculty. Faculty on a tenure track are expected to establish their research lines and conduct research to the institutional standards, while clinical faculty

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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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Jay Martyn, Kyle J. Brannigan, Brent D. Oja, and Claire C. Zvosec

assumptions that guided the study must be clarified to understand the epistemological viewpoint of the research team ( Creswell & Poth, 2018 ). All members of the research team are active participants in the academy. Members of the research team included doctoral students and tenure-track faculty at doctoral

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Joshua D. Vadeboncoeur, Trevor Bopp, and John N. Singer

racial and ethnic minorities have been “off the tenure track” ( Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, 2016 ). For instance, as of 2013, underrepresented minorities held just 10.2% of tenured positions. However, most concerning is that these groups comprised 14.2% of part-time faculty

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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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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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Chan Woong Park and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

filled more than 10% of new tenure-track faculty lines at 4-year institutions in the United States across all subjects ( Kim, Twombly, & Wolf-Wendel, 2012 ). The number of FMs with foreign citizenship preparing teachers in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs and conducting research in

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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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Tara B. Blackshear

, validate, and understand these experiences. Method Author’s Positionality Before I present the research methods, it is important to share who I am and the influences on the current study. I am the first and only Black woman tenure track professor of Kinesiology in PETE at the predominately white