This book encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of such a career, the routes in and the various elements that shape current academic working lives
The beginning : getting started or getting going -- Making a good first impression : the art of the cover letter -- Documenting your employment history : the art of the resume -- Online identities : managing your online presence and building your brand -- Interviewing : getting ready for the show -- Networking : getting involved in the profession -
Providing essential, life-changing guidance to help students get started on their graduate career, this indispensable guide helps readers discover how to make sense of their opportunities, weigh up their options and how to make the right choices. Packed with vital information and powerful ideas, tactics and strategies, it coaches readers in the positive mindset required to land a brilliant career. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new content on managing the transition from student to graduate; updated data, stats and examples; and a full glossary of terms. There is also a section help tutors with teaching employability and career skills.
the humanities are facing challenging times marked by national debate regarding the importance of the humanities in higher education, program and budget cuts, and an ever-decreasing number of tenure-track jobs. In addition, the humanities face quite literally a quantification of their value as the Academy adopts a more corporate mindset.
The definitive guide to developing and managing a successful career in the information profession: Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers deal with significant challenges in building successful careers for a number of reasons associated with common misperceptions of their expertise and roles. In environments where they must often justify their work and value over and over again, those already in the profession need a boost and those just entering need to be prepared for a reality that may differ quite a bit from their expectations.
Not that long ago there were fairly clear divisions between researchers at different stages throughout their career, starting with doctoral students then progressing to postdoctoral workers and finishing with academic staff. However, more recently the term Early Career Researcher (ECR) has been introduced partly as a response to their growing importance which has been reflected by their increased respect and status shown by national, international and funding bodies.
With the number of people being awarded PhDs growing far more rapidly than the supply of academic jobs, those at an early-career stage must think strategically in order to be competitive and successful.
Navigating an Academic Career: A Brief Guide for PhD students, Post docs, and New Faculty is a concise and conversational manual that guides readers through starting their academic journey, surviving the demands of their first academic position, and thriving in academia and beyond.
Advancing Your Career aims to help readers look more broadly at the doctoral experience from choosing a program to coursework to passing your comprehensive exams to doing dissertation research and writing to graduation and beyond.
This book argues that post-PhD career planning should ideally begin at the same time as the PhD itself. Drawing from ten years of research and stories of close to 50 individuals, each chapter focuses on the stories of individuals who share common career intentions and how they negotiate these both before, during and after their studies.
This irreverent, but serious, guide to what life in higher education institutions is really like, now enhanced by 100 new tips Invaluable advice that ranges from getting your Ph.D. to setting the course of your academic career Just landed your first faculty position? Close to getting your Ph.D., and planning a career in academe? What will academic life be like? How do you discover its tacit rules and develop the habits and networks needed for success? What issues will you encounter if you're a person of color, or a woman? How is higher education changing?
Working in any institution is difficult. Add a few hundred teenagers to the equation and it becomes a near certainty that it will be virtually impossible to slide in smoothly and set up camp. This short, yet invaluable guide aims to dispel the many myths surrounding teaching and instead tells it like it is. Brimming with tricks and techniques to make you shine, Lucy Waide writes engagingly and accessibly. A must-read for all trainees and NQTs.