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Duane Knudson, Ting Liu, Dan Schmidt, and Heather Van Mullem

Many faculty begin their first tenure-track appointment with a rough transition from a research-centric experience as a doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcher. The transition can be burdensome given the new course preparations, initiation of a research agenda or laboratory start-up, and

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Sarah Stokowski, Bo Li, Benjamin D. Goss, Shelby Hutchens, and Megan Turk

higher levels of perceived job security, as did Bender and Heywood ( 2006 ). However, in an examination of sport management faculty, Hall ( 2003 ) found no significant differences in job satisfaction levels along the variable of rank (i.e., tenure track, tenured, lecturer). Thus, rank may or may not

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K. Andrew R. Richards and James D. Ressler

appointment, Kevin began his faculty career at Northern Illinois University in a 1-year position as a visiting assistant professor. He then accepted his first tenure track position at The University of Alabama, which was an R2 doctoral granting institution ( Indiana University Center for Postseecondary

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Robyn Lubisco, Genevieve F.E. Birren, and Ryan Vooris

management programs offered a doctoral degree ( North American Society for Sport Management, 2019 ). Another study on sport management faculty openings revealed 128 announcements during the 2000–2001 academic year ( Pedersen & Schneider, 2003 ). Of the 128 positions available, 85 were tenure track. Seventy

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David H. Perrin

exercise and assessment. I am indebted to Bob for his flexibility and support. The dissertation and the research that followed led to the publication of my first book ( Perrin, 1993 ). I completed my PhD in 1985, 6 years after returning to Pitt. After one additional year, I accepted a tenure track position

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Philip E. Martin, Mary E. Rudisill, Bradley D. Hatfield, Jared Russell, and T. Gilmour Reeve

procedures and offer recommendations for managing the revision process. Finally, we close with an example of an innovative peer-review system for faculty evaluation designed to improve the efficiency of the process. In this system, all tenure-track faculty evaluate one another in teaching, research, and

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David R. Bassett, Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Lynn B. Panton, Philip E. Martin, and Ann M. Swartz

Kinesiology or Kinesiology-Type Units at Selected Large Public Universities (2017–18 Academic Year) Kinesiology Faculty Institution Department Major enrollment a Tenure-track Non-tenure-track Student:faculty ratio b ISU Kinesiology 1,184 20 13 36:1 FSU c Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science 945 7 3 95:1 UTK

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Chad Seifried, Chris Barnhill, and J. Michael Martinez

-granting faculty in sport management? and (d) What does knowledge creation look like at different career stages (i.e., student, nontenure track, tenure-track, tenured) and within different institution types? To answer these questions, we conducted an exploratory investigation to analyze the connection of PhD

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Jason R. Carter and Nancy Williams

( 2019 ) and Meaney and Armstrong ( 2019 ) were both based on popular and engaging roundtable discussions at the 2019 AKA Leadership Workshop. Knudson et al. highlight strategies for mentoring tenure-track kinesiology faculty based on type of institution, with varying strategies for institutions granting

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Terry L. Rizzo, Penny McCullagh, and Donna Pastore

from the standard model of hiring tenure-track individuals and instead are hiring faculty on an annual contract basis as adjunct faculty. In fact, data indicate that only 30% of faculty are on tenure-track lines. While there is no doubt that the tenure process is stressful, data indicate that adjunct