2 Junior Faculty Workshop: The Road to Promotion and Tenure

Wednesday, March 21, 2012: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Session Type: Hands-on Workshop
1.5 CE hours
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Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research, Education Research, IADR Women in Science Network
Description: Despite the fact that women received half of doctoral degrees in sciences, women’s representation in tenure-track and full professor positions has been very low. The National Academy of Science “Beyond Bias” Report suggested that women may not be successful with career advancement as they accept “housekeeping” jobs including teaching and advising students compared to men, who focus on competitive assignments. As a result, high research productivity, as measured by peer-reviewed publications, characterizes men scientists. This may lead to the low rate of women reaching leadership positions in academia. The fact that women receive limited or no mentoring has been one of the identified barriers to career development.


The aim of this workshop is to educate women junior faculty about different career paths in dental academia and offer specific and personalized advice for career development and promotion.

Prior to the workshop, each participant will be required to complete a one-page survey with questions related to desired career path, expectations, perceived difficulties and barriers. During the workshop, each participant will receive personalized, confidential career consultation on these issues with one of the workshop’s senior mentors.
Learning Objectives:
Identify difficulties and barriers in women's career path in dental academia
Discuss expectations and career goals
Plan next steps for promotion and tenure in dental academia

Alternate Chair:
Mentor 1
L. DIPIETRO, Periodontics (MC859), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mentor 2
N. D'SILVA, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mentor 3
R. D'SOUZA, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX
Mentor 4
M. MACDOUGALL, James Rosen Chair in Dental Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Mentor 5
M. MINA, University of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT
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