The Compleat Academic: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist / Edition 2

The Compleat Academic: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist / Edition 2

by John M. Darley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591470358

ISBN-13: 9781591470359

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

A new career in academia can be a challenge. While academia's formal rules are published in faculty handbooks, its implicit rules are often difficult to discern. Like the first edition, this new and expanded volume of The Compleat Academic is filled with practical and valuable advice to help new academics set the best course for a lasting and vibrant career. This

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A new career in academia can be a challenge. While academia's formal rules are published in faculty handbooks, its implicit rules are often difficult to discern. Like the first edition, this new and expanded volume of The Compleat Academic is filled with practical and valuable advice to help new academics set the best course for a lasting and vibrant career. This volume guides readers through academia's informal rules and describes the problems beginning social scientists will face. With humor and insight, leading academics share the lessons they have learned through their own hard experience. Individual chapters present the ins and outs of the hiring process; the advantages of a postdoctoral fellowship; expert strategies for managing a teaching load; insider and applicant advice for winning a research grant; detailed instructions for writing and publishing a journal article; and a straightforward explanation about intellectual property issues. The book also addresses the latter stages of a career. It offers thoughtful suggestions for keeping one's career dynamic. Chapters that provide specific information for minorities, women, and clinical psychologists are also included. The volume even presents options for working outside of academia. This book provides invaluable guidance that will help new academics plan, play, and ultimately win the academic career game.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470359
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
353,841
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1A Guide to PhD Graduate School: How They Keep Score in the Big Leagues3
Ch. 2After Graduate School: A Faculty Position or a Postdoctoral Fellowship17
Ch. 3The Hiring Process in Academia31
Ch. 4Broadening the Job Search: Jobs Outside of Academia57
Ch. 5Tips for Effective Teaching79
Ch. 6Mentoring: Managing the Faculty-Graduate Student Relationship117
Ch. 7Setting Up Your Lab and Beginning a Program of Research135
Ch. 8Obtaining a Research Grant: The Granting Agency's View153
Ch. 9Obtaining a Research Grant: The Applicant's View169
Ch. 10Writing the Empirical Journal Article185
Ch. 11Intellectual Property221
Ch. 12Power, Politics, and Survival in Academia245
Ch. 13Managing the Department Chair and Navigating the Department Power Structure259
Ch. 14Wiring the Ivory Tower: The Interface of Technology and the Academy277
Ch. 15The Dialectics of Race: Academic Perils and Promises295
Ch. 16Women in Academia311
Ch. 17Clinical Psychologists in Academia329
Ch. 18Varieties of College and University Experiences345
Ch. 19The Academic Marathon: Controlling One's Career363
Ch. 20Managing Your Career: The Long View393
Index409
About the Editors421

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