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Anticipate whom you would want to write letters and get to know those individuals

Factors considered

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Service

These factors combine to reach a decision, BUT the specific combination varies widely across institutions

Research

Publications

  • Used to assess your productivity
    • Numbers vary widely among disciplines
    • Type of publications expected also vary widely
    • Different expectations at different promotion points
  • Used to assess the quality of work produced
    • Citations, H-factor, Impact on the field

Research

Publications

  • Demonstrate your contributions
  • Provide evidence of your unique contributions, particularly in collaborative/cross-disciplinary activities
    • Issues of collaborators
      • How many? How much of your time?
    • Issues of cross-disciplinarity
      • Why did this matter? What did you and your discipline contribute?

Research

  • Grants — important national review of work
    • Demonstrate ability to secure funding for research
  • Presentations
    • Invitations reflect status in the field
  • Visibility/Engagement/Focus
    • Present at multiple conferences
    • Engage the leaders at those conferences
    • Invite leaders to your institution via department events
    • Reflect on level of focus in work and, if broad, engage multiple communities

Teaching

  • Effectiveness
    • Often evaluated by students
    • Ask assigned or selected mentor to provide review
  • Innovation
    • Think about ways to do it better/more effectively
    • Engage students
  • Range/breadth
    • Assignments may be focused or broad
    • Be prepared to teach beyond your comfort zone
  • Enthusiasm
    • Convey why you love what you do
    • Occasionally volunteer for something extra

Teaching

  • Develop a portfolio of your teaching
    • Syllabi
    • Handouts, other notes on courses developed
    • Problem sets
    • Other written materials
    • Computer-based materials, notes on courseware
    • Copies of software developed for courses
    • Examinations
    • Copies of graded papers where there is a significant writing component
    • Evaluation by a colleague
    • Student evaluations

Service

  • Department
    • Help your department accomplish the faculty’s goals
  • University
    • Engage in the broad community, but wisely — most P/T committees are broad
  • National Organizations
    • Choose wisely for visibility with minimum time
  • Civic/K12/Outreach Opportunities
    • Choose wisely, but make a difference

Keeping a complete record

Keep your CV up to date

  • Include students mentored at all levels (primary and secondary mentoring)
    • Undergraduates
    • Graduate Students
    • Post-doctoral Associates
  • Include advising responsibilities at all levels
  • Refereed publications
    • Some institutions request an evaluation of % effort on each
    • Citations — check your “h-factor”
  • Abstracts / Conference Proceedings/Presentations
    • Seminars/Workshops/Panels/etc.
    • Posters
    • Invited talks at meetings
  • Service within university, in community, at (inter)national level

P/t versus performance reviews

  • Ask your institution about frequency and nature of performance reviews
    • Can be very helpful in guiding activities
    • Opportunity for mid-term feedback
    • Provide an internal view of accomplishments
      • Some may have external letters
      • Dossier can be similar to promotion dossier

Are there answers to my questions?

  • How many publications do I need?
  • How much grant funding?
  • How many graduate students? Postdocs?
  • How many committees? Which ones?
  • How good must my teaching be? Does it matter?
  • How do I know if I’m doing enough?

There are no “right” answers to these questions, because the process is a composite of all of these and varies from place to place:

FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN ABOUT YOUR INSTITUTION - ASK QUESTIONS!!!

Questions?

Ask many, ask often….

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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