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New Faculty on the Block: Issues of Stress and Support
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Pamela L Eddy, College of William & Mary
  • Joy L. Gaston-Gayles, Florida State University
Document Type
Article
Department/Program
Education
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
The research reported investigated the experiences of new faculty in their first three years of employment in higher education administration programs. New faculty face stress relative to work-life integration, issues pertaining to gender or color, teaching responsibilities, and unclear expectations. The findings of this study highlight the role of graduate school socialization and identification as a "chosen" student targeting a faculty position as an influence on new faculty and their acclimation during their first years. Implications include the need for intentional mentoring, inclusive support for all students seeking faculty roles, and the need for specificity on the part of hiring committees and new departments regarding expectations. Key to new faculty success is obtaining a sense of work-life integration.
DOI

10.1080/10911350802168878

Keywords
  • New faculty,
  • faculty stress,
  • graduate socialization,
  • work-life integration
Citation Information
Pamela L Eddy and Joy L. Gaston-Gayles. "New Faculty on the Block: Issues of Stress and Support" Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Vol. 17 Iss. 1/2 (2008) p. 89 - 106
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pamelaeddy/16/