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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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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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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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Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, Chad M. Killian, K. Andrew R. Richards and Jesse L. Rhoades

education have completed doctoral degrees, there is a growing trend in universities to hire nontenure-track instructors and lecturers to assume teaching and service responsibilities ( Laurence, 2013 ). Tenure-track faculty careers are conceptualized as a career-long process that can be divided into early

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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

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove and Jessica Richards

corresponding PAWP curricula is the criticism of higher education’s overreliance on the use of non-tenure-track faculty (e.g., graduate teaching assistants, adjunct, lecturers, coaches, contract instructors) as primary instructors for significant introductory-level coursework ( Gallego, 2014 ; Melton, Moore