What some of our readers did, or have to do (if still on tenure-track), to earn tenure.

What some of our readers did, or have to do (if still on tenure-track), to earn tenure. By The Readers and Editors of The Scientist RESEARCHER TENURED? INSTITUTION, DEPT. PUBLICATIONS GRANTS OTHER George Plopper yes, 2006 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, biology department 35 publications, 30 peer-reviewed abstracts for national conferences 14 grants, worth more than $5 million submitted six letters of recomm

The Readers and Editors of The Scientist
Sep 1, 2007

What some of our readers did, or have to do (if still on tenure-track), to earn tenure.

By The Readers and Editors of The Scientist

RESEARCHER

TENURED?

INSTITUTION, DEPT.

PUBLICATIONS

GRANTS

OTHER

George Plopper

yes,
2006

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, biology department

35 publications, 30 peer-reviewed abstracts for national conferences

14 grants, worth more than $5 million

submitted six letters of recommendation, supervised four graduate students and 40 undergraduates in lab, taught more than 1500 students

Abigail Salyers

yes,
1983

University of Illinois Urbana-
Champaign, microbiology department

27 publications

2 grants,
worth $150,000

taught a microbiology class to medical students, guest lectured in other courses

Caryn Evilia

no

Idaho State University, department of biological sciences

7 published or in-press studies

"applied for" $200,000 from any funding source

"must maintain" satisfactory teaching (good student and mentor evaluations)

Margit Burmeister

yes,
1997

University of Michigan, psychiatry department

35 publications

5 grants (worth more...

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