Early Career Faculty Programs and Resources

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching each year sponsor a series of programs and events to introduce all new tenured, tenure-eligible and term faculty to Iowa State University with the goal of supporting their successful transition to life at Iowa State and in the Ames community.


Early Career Faculty Programs

Faculty Mentoring Initiative for Early and Mid-career Faculty

As we support early and mid-career faculty through mentoring, the goal is to ensure successful faculty advancement, promotion, and inclusion. In furtherance of this goal and our institutional strategic goals, this Faculty Mentoring Initiative for early and mid-career faculty seeks to increase faculty retention and success (e.g., promotion and advancement, sense of belonging, developing future mentors and leaders). This program is designed for:

  • early career faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor (term and tenure-eligible)
  • mid-career faculty at the rank of Associate Professor (term and tenure-eligible)

Read more in this program overview document (DOC, 28KB)

Faculty mentors and mentored faculty are asked to complete the Mentoring Agreement form (DOC,1.4MB)


Faculty Development Workshops

2022-2023 Schedule

Moving Forward, Together: COACHE Data Highlights about the ISU Faculty Experience, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunroom, MU

Join Assistant Provost for Faculty Development Tera Jordan, Institutional Research Executive Director Karen Zunkel, and Institutional Research Data Analyst Susan Ray as they share highlights from the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey and share promising action items to move forward.

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Preparing Effective Award Nominations, Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Virtual Only (Zoom)

Gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation.

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I'm Thinking of Retirement...Now What?, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Cardinal Room, MU

Join us for a Moderated Roundtable Discussion on best practices for planning for the next stage of your career that includes panelists from University Human Resources, retired faculty, and University Archives.

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Documenting Your Research Impact and Increasing Visibility, Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cardinal Room, MU

Join us for an overview of traditional and contemporary resources to document your scholarly impact. Ideas will also be shared for increasing visibility of your scholarly outcomes and on methods for increasing scholarly visibility. Topics covered include: Introduction to impact metrics and sources, locating information on who is citing your work, creating citation reports, creating & claiming author profiles, utilizing the ISU Digital Repository and DataShare data repository, open access publishing and social media and download statistics and altmetrics.

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Preparing for a Successful Promotion and Tenure Review, Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Campanile Room, MU

Associate Provost for Faculty Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Academic Programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden, and Associate Vice President for Research Surya Mallapragada will lead a presentation for tenure-eligible faculty on Preparing for a Successful P&T Review.

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