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
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
University of Illinois Urbana-
Champaign, microbiology department
taught a microbiology class to medical students, guest lectured in other courses
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)
University of Michigan, psychiatry department
5 grants (worth more...