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 its first edition, this expanded volume contains practical advice to help new academics set the best course for a lasting and vibrant career. The work guides readers through academia's informal rules and describes the problems beginning social scientists will face. 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 post-doctoral 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 an explanation of intellectual property issues. The text also addresses the latter stages of a career. It offers suggestions for keeping one's career dynamic. Chapters that provide specific information for minorities, women and clinical psychologists are also included, and the volume even presents options for working outside of academia.
Getting Perspective - Seeing Yourself from the Outside; After Graduate School - A Job or a Postdoctoral Fellowship?; The Hiring Process in Academia; Options and Alternatives to the Academic Career - Jobs Outside of Academia; Tips for Effective Teaching - Planning and Managing Your Courses; Mentoring - Managing the Faculty-Graduate Student Relationship; Setting up Your Lab; Obtaining a Research Grant - A View from the Inside; Obtaining a Research Grant - A View from the Applicant; Writing; Intellectual Property; Power and Politics in the Academic Department and in the University; Managing Your Department Chair; Wiring the Ivory Tower - What You Need to Know About Technology; Clinical Psychologists in Academia - The Boulder Model; The Minority Experience; Women in Academia; Varieties of University Experience; The Academic Marathon - Managing the Academic Career; Managing Your Career Over the Long Haul.