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This document was written specifically, though not exclusively, for early career facultymembers doing (or would like to be doing) faculty work in collaboration with off-campuscommunity partners. The document may also be helpful to faculty members at othercareer stages who are beginning to undertake community-engaged work andadministrators seeking to support their faculty. This is the information we wish we hadhad at the start of our careers. We, the five co-authors of this paper, are tenuredcommunity-engaged faculty members and seasoned higher education administratorsspecializing in civic and community-engaged academic practices. Based on our literaturereview and collective lived experiences, we have focused this paper on three topics webelieve are critical for early career community-engaged faculty members to understandmore deeply. These three topics include developing your identity statement, finding yourmentors, and documenting your scholarship.