CFP MSA 17: Surviving the Tenure Track

A workshop I have proposed for MSA 17 has been accepted, and I’m looking for panel participants. The workshop is on surviving the tenure track and is directed at assistant professors on tenure track or those who envision themselves in that position in the future. The panel participants would be current or former department chairs who can talk about the successes and missteps they’ve observed from those who have successfully or unsuccessfully negotiated the tenure track. Since different kinds of institutions have different expectations, I’d like to include around half a dozen panelist, each from a different kind of institution (comprehensive university, top-flight research university, liberal arts college, and so on), to speak briefly (5 to 10 minutes) and answer questions from those attending. If you’re interested in being a panelist, please contact me at with a little about yourself and your institution and the kind of advice you might offer.


John G. Peters

University Distinguished Research Professor,

General Editor of Conradiana, and Interim Chair of English

1155 Union Circle, 311307

Department of English

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76203-5017

(940) 565-2050