An anonymous reader wrote in recently:
If there is a slow period sometime in the not-too-distant future, it might be good to have a thread where current faculty give advice to people for the transition into and first six months or year of being an assistant professor.
Although most new jobs don't begin until the fall, I don't see any reason why we can't have a helpful thread on this now. I suppose I will share a few quick thoughts, and then open things up for discussion. I also hope to start a new series on this in the fall, a New Faculty Support Group where new faculty may write in anonymously with challenges they are facing and get advice from our community!