Rhythms of Academic Life: Personal Accounts of Careers in Academia


This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

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This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

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A "real deal" collection of essays following the trajectory of academic careers and offering advice and insights into the ways in which individual scholars have learned to juggle the demands of intellectual and personal concerns. The topics lend a hand up to beginners with discussions of creating and optimizing a career in academics, the challenges of teaching, doing research and getting published, and the road to tenure. Much farther in on that path, the authors branch off into the peripheral, traditional sidelines of reviewing, editing, administration, and consulting, taking a breather in conclusion by reflecting on the renewal of sabbaticals and speculating on future careers in education. Paper edition (unseen), $27.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Dr. Susan Taylor is Smith Chair of Human Resource Management & Organizational Change and Co- Director, Center For Leadership, Innovation, & Technology (CLIC) Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland at College Park. She earned her doctorate from Purdue University in I/O Psychology and has also been a visiting faculty member at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, University of Washington, Seattle, School of Administration at Bocconi University, Milan Italy, and the London Business School.

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Table of Contents

Lessons Learned along the Way - Arthur G Bedeian
Twelve Suggestions for Optimizing Career Success
On Becoming a Scholar - Joan V Gallos
One Woman's Journey
Rhythms of an Academic's Life - Miriam Erez
Crossing Cultural Borders
Transitions - Vance F Mitchell
Creating a Career - Stewart Clegg in conversation with John M Jermier
Observations from outside the Mainstream
Becoming a Teacher
Becoming a Teacher at a Research University - Christina E Shalley
On Learning Why I Became a Teacher - John A Miller
Research/Teaching Boundaries - Walter R Nord
Teaching as an Act of Scholarship - Stella M Nkomo
Doing Research and Getting Published
Using Programmatic Research to Build a Grounded Theory - Edwin A Locke
Developing Programmatic Research - Mats Alvesson
The Publishing Process - Susan J Ashford
A Struggle for Meaning
Getting Published - Kevin R Murphy
Revising and Resubmitting - J Keith Murnighan
Author Emotions, Editor Roles, and the Value of Dialogue
Working with Doctoral Students
The Development of Doctoral Students - Larry L Cummings
Substantive and Emotional Perspectives
Working with Doctoral Students - Susan J Ashford
Reflections on Doctoral Work Past and Present
Mentoring Relationships - Linn Van Dyne
A Comparison of Experiences in Business and Academia
Transitions and Turning Points in Faculty-Doctoral Student Relationships - Roderick M Kramer and Joanne Martin
Getting Tenure
Getting Tenure - Marilyn E Gist
Rounding Corners - Toni C King
An African-American Female Scholar's Pretenure Experiences
Pause Point 1: Integration of Work and Nonwork Lives
Thoughts on Integrating Your Work and Personal Life (and the Limits of Advice) - James P Walsh
Holding It All Together - Marcy Crary
Working Collaboratively
Working Together - C R Hinings and Royston Greenwood
Growing a Personal, Professional Collaboration - Jane E Dutton, Jean M Bartunek and Connie J G Gersick
Three Voices Reflecting on Scholarly Career Journeys with International Collaboration - James G (Jerry) Hunt, Arja Ropo and Päivi Eriksson
Becoming a Reviewer
Becoming a Reviewer - Elaine Romanelli
Lessons Somewhat Painfully Learned
The Act of Reviewing and Being a Reviewer - Huseyin Leblebici
Balls, Strikes, and Collisions on the Base Path - Alan D Meyer
Ruminations of a Veteran Reviewer
Becoming a Journal Editor
Becoming a Journal Editor - Janice M Beyer
Work as a Parade of Decision Letters - Robert I Sutton
Pleasures and Burdens of Being an Associate Editor at the Administrative Science Quarterly
Becoming a Department Chair and an Administrator
Alice in Academia - Nancy K Napier
The Department Chairman Role from Both Sides of the Mirror
Herding Cats Part Deux - Cynthia V Fukami
The Hygiene Factor
Becoming an Administrator - Allan R Cohen
The Education of an Educator
Becoming a Full Professor
On Becoming a Professor - Ray V Montagno
Becoming a Full Professor - Sara L Rynes
Pause Point 2: The Overenriched Work Life
Dealing with the Overenriched Work Life - Susan E Jackson
Working as a Consultant
Midlife as a Consultant - Philip H Mirvis
Working as a Consultant - Mary Ann Von Glinow
Academic Imprimatur or Taboo?
Developing Innovative Teaching Materials
Rhythms of an Academic Life - Robert D Marx
Reflections on Championing an Innovation in Academe - David A Whetten
The Case of Management Skill Education
Working inside the University
Breaking Out, inside the University - Judy D Olian
Working with Policy Makers - Paul R Sackett
Pause Point 3: Another Look at Integrating Work and Nonwork Lives
Confronting the Tensions in an Academic Career - Robert E Quinn, Regina M O'Neill and Gelaye Debebe
Professional and Personal Life - Anne Sigismund Huff
Taking a Sabbatical
What's Next after 10 Years as Dean? Reflections of a Reemerging Professor - André L Delbecq
A Sabbatical Journey - Meryl Reis Louis
Toward Personal and Professional Renewal
A Look at the Future
Business Schools in Transition - Raymond E Miles
A Brief History of Business Education
The External and Institutional Context of Business Higher Education - William H Mobley
The Changing Role of the Business School's Environment - Robert B Duncan
The Threat-Rigidity Response Is Real
Business Schools in Transition - Marcia P Miceli
An Associate Dean's Perspective
Stakeholders and You - Janet P Near
Embracing Change - James P Walsh
We Get By with a Lot of Help from Our Friends
Commentary - Peter J Frost and M Susan Taylor

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