In response to Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber’s 2016 manifesto on academic deceleration, The Slow Professor, the present article posits that the slow approach is dangerous for those seeking tenure, but is nevertheless a fruitful resistance philosophy to be adopted once tenure is achieved. For those seeking tenure, we advise an alternative philosophy, FAST professing, as a means to mediate workplace stress and offer to those on the tenure-track a pragmatic alternative to premature slow professing. We outline the nature of the stress in today’s academic climate, suggest identifying the major sources of stress, and finally, offer strategies to streamline the workday and maintain life work balance en route to tenure.
Droz, Patricia Welsh and Jacobs, Lorie Stagg
"FAST Professor: Strategies for Surviving the Tenure Track,"
Academic Labor: Research and Artistry: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/alra/vol2/iss1/6