As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many junior faculty scholars struggle to adjust to new roles, keep up with research expectations, engage students online, maintain service requirements, juggle personal lives, and maintain mental health. Three early-career faculty discuss challenges, advice, expectations, tips, and opportunities based on their unique experiences.. They offer tips for managing time for research, teaching, service, and personal lives; share best practices; expectations vs. reality; and what they wish they had known before commencing their academic careers. Whether you are a doctoral student, a seasoned scholar, or anything in between, join us to gain new insights, receive helpful reminders, and stay bonded as a community.
• Create structure to manage time, discipline, and motivation
• Prioritize happiness and mental health
• Be open to opportunities and don’t be afraid to ask for help