Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School Through Tenure

Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School Through Tenure

by John A. Goldsmith, Penny Schine Gold, John Komlos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226301516

ISBN-13: 9780226301518

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Three scholars in the humanities and social sciences share reflections on their own professional experiences in academia, including the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an academic career. They provide insights into finding a mentor, surviving the dissertation process, getting a job, obtaining tenure, publishing, consulting, intellectual property, and…  See more details below

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Three scholars in the humanities and social sciences share reflections on their own professional experiences in academia, including the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an academic career. They provide insights into finding a mentor, surviving the dissertation process, getting a job, obtaining tenure, publishing, consulting, intellectual property, and opportunities for academics in the corporate world, as well as issues of family, gender and the personal side of academic life. Written as an informal conversation between the three authors, this text is intended for both those considering a career in academia, as well as those already in the early stages of such a career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226301518
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Chicago Guides to Academic Life Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
827,167
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Deciding on an Academic Career3
2Entering Graduate School18
The Inside Track: Financing Graduate Education30
3The Mentor44
4Writing a Dissertation54
5Landing an Academic Job66
The Inside Track: Leaving Academia for the Corporate World126
6The Life of the Assistant Professor135
7Teaching and Research161
The Inside Track: Publishing the First Book205
8Tenure210
9Competition in the University System and Outside Offers225
The Inside Track: Consulting and Intellectual Property234
10Family, Gender, and the Personal Side of Academic Life236
11Conclusion252
App. 1: The Administrative Structure of a University257
App. 2: Policies on Parental Leave and Shared Positions266
App. 3: Tables272
Notes277
Bibliography295
About the Authors301
Index303

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