From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor

From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor

by Steven M. Cahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231145322

ISBN-13: 9780231145329

Pub. Date: 08/11/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance; how to prepare and publish research; how to develop a professional network; and how to garner support for tenure. He deals with such hurdles as a…  See more details below

Overview

Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance; how to prepare and publish research; how to develop a professional network; and how to garner support for tenure. He deals with such hurdles as a difficult dissertation advisor, problematic colleagues, and the pressures of the tenure clock. Whether you are beginning graduate study, hoping to secure an academic position, or striving to build a professorial career, Cahn's insights are invaluable to traversing the thickets of academia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231145329
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/11/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 Graduate School 1

2 The Dissertation 7

3 Networking 17

4 The First Interview 25

5 Dramatis Personae 33

6 The Second Interview 39

7 Tenure 47

8 Teaching 53

9 Service 61

10 Research 65

Finale 73

Epilogue 75

Index 79

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