Division L mentoring opportunity at AERA

Division L Junior Faculty Mentoring Session

The Long Road to Tenure:  Navigating the Academic Terrain

We invite all early career scholars (defined as pre-tenure university faculty in current tenure track positions) to apply to our Division L Junior Faculty Mentoring Session which will be held on Sat, April 18, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Swissotel, Event Centre Second Level, Vevey 4. During the session, early career scholars will gather around roundtables with senior scholars to discuss various topics of interest.  

While we will determine the topics based upon the information from scholars (see below), likely topics may include: defining your research niche within the fields of educational policy or politics; publishing and disseminating your work; communicating your research to broader and more diverse audiences; navigating the academy when your scholarship focuses on issues of social justice, inequality, and diversity; pursuing a healthy work-life balance on the road to tenure and beyond; and juggling service to your university and nationally.  The session will end with a networking opportunity for early career and senior scholars.  

Confirmed scholars/mentors for this session include:

  • Alfredo Artiles
  • David Berliner 
  • Cynthia Coburn
  • Lance Fusarelli
  • Jennifer Jellison Holme
  • Chris Lubienski
  • Julie Marsh
  • Mica Pollock
  • Joel Spring
  • Kevin Welner

If you are interested in attending and available during the time slot at AERA, please email Kara Finnigan by Wednesday, April 1st at kfinnigan@warner.rochester.edu with the following information:

  • your current university, position, and length of time in your position
  • your research area relating to educational policy or politics
  • your CV
  • 2-3 mentoring topics of interest

Please put "Division L Mentoring" in the subject line.

We welcome scholars at all points in their career pre-tenure.  Scholars from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.   Please feel free to contact Div. L Membership and Mentoring Committee members Kara Finnigan or John Sipple (jws28@cornell.edu) for additional information or questions about this session.

We hope you will consider this valuable opportunity. Space is limited so please submit your application as soon as possible before the deadline.


Kara Finnigan and John Sipple


Kara S. Finnigan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education Policy
Warner School of Education
University of Rochester
LeChase Hall 414
Rochester, NY  14627
Academia:  https://rochester.academia.edu/KaraFinnigan

For more early career resources and opportunities, visit CADRE's Early Career spotlight.