Are Junior Faculty Overburdened with Service?

How much service, and what kinds, are appropriate for junior faculty? Is more teaching preferable to more service? Do service burdens vary by gender? Brian Weatherson presents some anecdata and comments at And Another Thing, and Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins discusses her experience at her blog, Field Notes. Have any readers had noteworthy experiences in this regard? Does your department have a policy on the matter?

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Denise Cummins
10 years ago

This is the inevitable outcome of replacing half of our faculty with peers hired as adjuncts who are then forbidden to serve on committees or participate in any form of faculty governance.