Tenure and Promotion Support

As an academic coach, I specialize in supporting faculty in their quest for tenure and/or promotion. I also offer coaching around reappointment at the earlier stages. Contact me at jessmillerphd@gmail.com with questions, or just schedule a free 25 minute Zoom exploratory session.

My experience:

  • I have 4 years experience guiding faculty in the tenure and promotion process as a faculty affairs associate dean (my current position)
  • As department chair for 5 years, I supported faculty in their onboarding and promotion processes
  • I have served as an external reviewer for tenure and promotion cases at a range of colleges and universities
  • I have personally been through the process of tenure and promotion to associate and then full professor

Potential coaching topics:

  • Staying true to who you are while following a prescribed T&P format
  • Selecting external reviewers for maximum impact and minimal risk
  • Writing your research narrative: telling your story to non-specialists
  • Editing and formatting your c.v. for clarity
  • Maintaining calm during a season of stress
  • Keeping your research going the summer before tenure
  • Matching your dossier to your department’s expectations
  • The art and science of a successful T&P application
  • Should you use your prior credit from another institution?
  • How to prepare a packet after a “stop the clock” for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Should you go on the market “just in case”?
  • The impact of COVID-19 on your tenure and promotion process
  • Distilling your pedagogical philosophy and writing your teaching narrative
  • Organizing your 3, 5, 10, or 20 years of work into a coherent story
  • Dealing with “gaps” in your c.v.
  • You’ve gotten that promotion. What’s next?
  • It didn’t work out: recovering and responding to disappointment
  • The risks and benefits of going up early.
  • Having the post-promotion salary discussion with your chair, director or dean

Contact me at jessmillerphd@gmail.com with questions, or just schedule a free 25 minute Zoom exploratory session.

My rates depend on the client’s career stage and financial situation.