Variance in Academia Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. There is a growing concern regarding our academic community that academia has become a less than optimal option for new graduates. As our discipline is strongest when there is an appropriate balance between academia and industry, maintaining a strong academic workforce remains critical. However, apprehension exists on the mind of students regarding the viability of academic careers. Of specific concern is a very high expectation for tenure. Although such expectations may be accurate for some high performing institutions, a more accurate depiction is needed regarding the variance of academic positions. This panel will allow for an open discussion between those interested in academic careers and a multitude of differing academic experiences. Although tenure will be a major component discussed, interactions will also include best practices and tips for academic success.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kelling, N., Corso, G. M., Cuevas, H. M., Keebler, J. R., Peres, S. C., & Walker, B. N.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • September 2014