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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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Melinda A. Solmon, Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, Nancy I. Williams, Thomas J. Templin, Sarah L. Price, and Alison Weimer

their junior year. Thus, the number does not include freshmen and sophomore students who have not yet declared their intent. Enrollment in the graduate program, particularly the PhD program, is consistently high and averages approximately three students per tenure-track faculty member. The undergraduate

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Amy Baker, Mary A. Hums, Yoseph Mamo, and Damon P.S. Andrew

through the ranks. In the United States and Canada, faculty members begin their nontenure-track (e.g., lecturer, instructor, and clinical professor) or tenure-track academic careers as assistant professors. The academic career ladder then proceeds up through the associate, and ultimately, full professor

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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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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

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Deborah L. Feltz

conducting some collaborative work with Dan and his first Ph.D. student, Maureen (Mo) Weiss. In addition to our collaboration, Dan mentored me as well, guiding me through the performance expectations of a tenure-track faculty. I found out he worked with Landers on his master’s degree at the University of

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Ryan King-White and Adam Beissel

this intensification is that tenured/tenure-track faculty are increasingly being replaced by low-wage, term-limited faculty; partnerships and contractual relationships are being aggressively established with private corporations and corporate donors; academic programs in the arts and humanities have

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Elizabeth A. Taylor, Molly Hayes Sauder, and Cheryl R. Rode

intensive; Hall, 2003 ). Related to this, a lack of sufficient time for research has been linked with less job satisfaction for faculty ( Bentley et al., 2012 ). Although some studies on academics found no differences based on faculty rank (i.e., tenured, tenure track; Hall, 2003 ), other work suggests