Advice for junior faculty to thrive in professorships: Opinion

June 18, 2021
In a new article for Inside Higher Ed, Mike Gunter Jr provides advice for junior faculty based on his experiences as a professor over the past 25 years. The author suggests cultivating passion and perseverance in order to power through tedious or difficult times, and encourages networking as early as possible in a career. Gunter Jr explains that academics should also be aware that there is a struggle between professional and personal commitments and offers suggestions on how to merge work-life balance. Finally, the author encourages academics to keep sight of what led them to become a professor. “[O]ur profession really is more about the journey, not the destination,” writes Gunter Jr. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)