Recently Tenured Working Group

Recently Tenured Working Group

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (VPFAA) have come together to design an initiative for recently-tenured IUB faculty, which will set them on a path to promotion through career development workshops, small group discussions focusing on faculty projects, and targeted research support. This program is open to faculty regardless of discipline or school. Working group members will be selected on the basis of their commitment to the program, as well as our need to include faculty of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and schools.

Applications for the 2023-24 Working Group are due April 30, 2023. You are eligible for participation if you received tenure in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023.

*Applications for 2023 will open later this academic year. 

Apply for the RTWG 2022-23 Cohort


During academic year, members of the working group will attend a monthly VPFAA-led career development workshop hosted at the IAS. These workshops will be held three times per semester and will be available via digital recordings for members and others who were unable to attend.

The twelve associate professors will be divided into two small groups, each of which will meet within one or two weeks following each workshop for a group discussion at a fixed, mutually convenient time. These monthly meetings will provide an opportunity for each small group (six associate professors maximum) to begin preparing individual research plans as well as to consider the substance of the prior workshop and other issues relating to promotion. These monthly group meetings will be led by a full professor. The two full professor leaders will also hold approximately two open office hours per month at the IAS for members of their small groups. These office hours, which will be prearranged and announced, will provide additional, individualized mentoring opportunities for group members. Additional office hours or appointments may be arranged.

By the end of the spring semester, working group members will have had the opportunity to:

  • become familiar with policies governing promotion in their units, schools and the campus;
  • establish goals relevant to those policies;
  • identify possible mentors and determine when to seek their advice;
  • work on a timeline and identify resources to meet goals;
  • devise approaches to balancing research, teaching, service, and personal life;
  • understand how to document excellence in research, teaching, and service for promotion review based on any of these components or on a balanced case;
  • prepare a multi-year work plan and submit it by the end of spring semester 2023.

Compensation and support

Upon completion and submission of their work plans, working group members will receive funding up to a maximum of $8,000. These funds will be placed in each member's research account and can be used for any research-related expense, such as research assistance, equipment, travel, a consultation/ collaborative project, a workshop led by a scholar in the member's field, or participation in any program of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Funding will be released according to the individualized schedule of milestones indicated in each member's research plan and timeline. Each working group member will prepare a brief report on project activities and expenditures before a subsequent release of funds can be made. The IAS will provide a cumulative form for these reports.

For additional information, please email

Late August at IAS

Full faculty leaders and working group members assemble for their first meeting. Members introduce themselves and describe their areas of research, teaching and service to date. Faculty leaders provide an overview of the plans for the year.


VPFAA hosts an on-campus NCFDD workshop, “Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo at Mid-Career”


VPFAA workshop at IAS: “Mentors and Feedback”


VPFAA workshop at IAS: “Research Planning and Resources”


VPFAA workshop at IAS: “Contributions in Teaching and Mentoring”


VPFAA workshop at IAS: “Meaningful Service Contributions”


VPFAA workshop at IAS: “Documenting Excellence”


Last small-group meetings. Members share and discuss the final drafts of their research plans, unresolved obstacles, next steps, timelines, etc.