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Predicting Rank Attainment in Political Science: What Else Besides Publications Affects Promotion?

  • Vicki L. Hesli (a1), Jae Mook Lee (a1) and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell (a1)

We report the results of hypotheses tests about the effects of several measures of research, teaching, and service on the likelihood of achieving the ranks of associate and full professor. In conducting these tests, we control for institutional and individual background characteristics. We focus our tests on the link between productivity and academic rank and explore whether this relationship reveals a gender dimension. The analyses are based on an APSA-sponsored survey of all faculty members in departments of political science (government, public affairs, and international relations) in the United States.

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