Building Your Academic Career

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Overview

Building Your Academic Career encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such a career, the routes in and the various elements that shape current academic working lives. In the second half of the book we deal in considerable detail with how to write a really good CV (résumé) and how best to approach securing an academic job or promotion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412907019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Series: Academic's Support Kit Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

I work at the nexus of sociology and cultural studies and my research interests comprise childhood and youth studies, particularly sexuality, gender and race in education and in popular culture, and the cultural politics of education. Overall, my focus is on the dominant and how it is held in place, though this often involves investigating the experiences of those in subordinated, marginalised and/or stigmatised groups. I am especially concerned with how children negotiate these ‘differences that make a difference’ and their agency in the context of institutional settings such as schools and families.

Research interests

Education policy particularly in relation to globalisation and socio-cultural change
Socio-cultural studies of diverse youthful identities and education
Education, media and consumer cultures
Elite Schools around the world and the formation of transnational elites

Fields of Research (FOR)

Higher Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Education Policy
Sociology of Education

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Table of Contents

Who Should Use This Book and How
Why Have an Academic Career?
Shaping up
Academic Anatomies
Presenting Yourself
Vital Statistics
Getting a Job, Getting Promoted
Balancing Acts
Between Work and Life
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