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Article Title

The Promotion Process: Academic Entrepreneurship Career Tracks

Summary

  • In order to advance their career, junior faculty members with an interest in academic entrepreneurship must maintain a dual focus: entrepreneurial success and academic productivity.

  • A key first step is to choose the appropriate academic track that values and/or allows time for entrepreneurial activities. Then, as with all faculty members, you need to remain aware of the criteria for promotion and maintain and regularly review your dossier to ensure that you are making academic progress.

  • Entrepreneurial activities can be integrated into the academic promotion process but are not traditionally valued. Seek guidance on how best to frame them as part of your dossier.

  • A proactive approach that considers a five-to-seven-year timeline can mitigate stress and help you reach your career goals.