Recently Tenured Working Group

Recently Tenured Working Group

The IU Institute for Advanced Study (IUIAS) and Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (VPFAA) collaborate to set recently-tenured IUB faculty 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 IUB tenured associate professors regardless of discipline or school. Working group members will be selected with attention to their commitment to the program and will include faculty of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and schools.

Applications for the 2023-24 Working Group will be due May 31, 2023. You are eligible for participation if you received tenure in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023.

Apply for the RTWG 2023-24 Cohort


The RTWG cohort will consist of twelve associate professors who will be divided into two small groups. During the academic year, RTWG members will attend monthly career development workshops. These workshops, held three times per semester, will be available via digital recordings for those unable to attend during a scheduled meeting time.

Each small group will meet at a fixed, mutually convenient time within two weeks after each workshop for a group discussion. These monthly meetings will provide an opportunity for each small group to consider the substance of the prior workshop and other issues relating to promotion and to begin preparing individual research plans. These monthly group meetings will be led by a full professor acting as a mentor for the group.

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 2024.

Compensation and support

Upon completion and submission of their work plans, working group members will receive funding up to a maximum of $5,000. These funds will be placed in each member's research account and can be used for any research-related expense, such as research assistance, travel, a consultation/ collaborative project, or a workshop led by a scholar in the member's field.

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 workshop at IAS: "Benchmarks and Goals"


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.