The Chronicle: Week One on the New Job

Ah… this will soon be me next month in September! It’s good that I’ll get a chance to think about what kind of impression I want to make and how I can best prepare for my new job.

Your first week on the job as an assistant professor is crucial because it is your opportunity to (a) establish a positive first impression; (b) set the stage for your performance in your first year; and (c) mentally affix the attitudes and habits that will carry you through the pitfalls and risks of the years to come in academe. Here’s what you can do to avoid tanking during your first week on the job.

Read the full article here.


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