Mercer University Junior Faculty League
Who We Are
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Junior Faculty League (JFL) is the network of non-tenured Mercer faculty who seek to develop friendships among and to share in fellowship with their colleagues, while promoting the interests and the common good of all junior faculty at Mercer.
JFL aims to establish and to maintain an organized, yet casual, structure that enables junior faculty to meet and to socialize with one another across the college, as well as to gather more formally to discuss, to strategize about, and to act upon concerns and issues relevant to junior faculty. JFL has no elected officers or official leaders, but rather, it solicits participation, counsel, and direction from all junior faculty across all departments and disciplines. The success or the failure of JFL, then, rests on the breadth of participation, the depth of enthusiasm, and the degree of involvement of all Mercer junior faculty, not on any select or selected group or single individual.
To achieve its goal to provide a forum for junior faculty to address issues peculiar to their standing in the College, JFL aims to marshal both the resources available to it through the College and the many talents of the junior faculty themselves. By working together to organize and to hold seminars on topics such as tenure/promotion, development of teaching, advising/mentoring students, workload issues, and the like, JFL seeks to provide all junior faculty with the encouragement, support, and recognition that they need and deserve.
(Since Jan. 2007)
JFL Steering Committee:
Amy Borchardt (Psychology), Garland Crawford (Chemistry), Bria Dunham (Global Health), Jennifer Ellis (Math), Katie Northcutt (Biology)