The following list was compiled by Angela Linse, Director of PSU's Teaching Center.



New Faculty References

  • Boice, Robert (2000) Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Bakken, Jeffrey P., and Simpson, Cynthia G. (2011) A Survival Guide for New Faculty Members: Outlining the Keys to Success for Promotion and Tenure. Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas.
  • Crone, Wendy C. (2010) Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool.
  • Davidson, Clifford, and Ambrose, Susan A. (1994) The New Professor's Handbook: A Guide to Teaching and Research in Engineering and Science. Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing.
  • Gray, Paul, and David E. Drew (2008) What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 199 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hostetler, Karl D., McLaran Sawyer, R., and Prichard, Keith W., editors, (2001) The Art and Politics of College Teaching: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Professor, 2nd edition.  New York: Peter Lang Pub.
  • Lange, James M., (2005) Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Lenning, Emily, Brightman, Sara, and Caringella, Susan (2011) A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia: Navigating the Rites of Passage. New York: Routledge,
  • Lucas, Christopher J., and Murry, John W. (2011) New Faculty: A Practical Guide for Academic Beginners, 3rd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Menges, Robert J. (1999) Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling in, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Neumann, Anna (2009) Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

New Faculty and New to Teaching

  • Davis, Barbara Gross (2009) Tools for Teaching, 2nd ed.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Finkel, Donald (2000) Teaching with Your Mouth Shut.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
  • Lang, James M. (2008) On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Lieberg, Carolyn (2008) Teaching Your First College Class: A Practical Guide for New Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • McGlynn, Angela Provitera (2001) Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day. Madison, WI: Atwood.
  • Rotenberg, R. (2006). The Art and Craft of College Teaching: A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Svinicki, Marilla, and McKeachie, Wilbert (2011) McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 13th ed.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Useful for Grad Professional development

  • Colvin, Geoff (2008) Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.  Boston: Nicholas Brealey.
  • Coyle, Daniel (2009) The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Gibson, Gerald. W. (1992) Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges. Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing.
  • Gladwell, Malcolm (2008) Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little, Brown.
  • Gray, Paul, and David E. Drew (2008) What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School: 199 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hostetler, Karl D., McLaran Sawyer, R., and Prichard, Keith W., editors, (2001) The Art and Politics of College Teaching: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Professor, 2nd edition.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Jones, Thomas B. (2006) The Missing Professor: An Academic Mystery. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Leamnson, Michael (1999) Thinking about Teaching and Learning: Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • McGlynn, Angela Provitera (2001). Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day. Madison, WI: Atwood.
  • Neumann, Anna (2009) Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Sowers, Karen (formerly Sowers-Hoag) (1998) Finding an Academic Job. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Twale, Darla J., and DeLuca, Barbara M. (2008) Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Vesilind, P. Aarne (2000) So You Want to be a Professor? A Handbook for Graduate Students.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Willingham, Daniel T. (2009) Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for Your Classroom.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • VanZanten, Susan (2011) Joining the Mission: A Guide for (Mainly) New College Faculty. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans.