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The Postdoc Landscape

The Postdoc Landscape
The Invisible Scholars

by Audrey J. Jaeger,Alessandra J. Dinin

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0128131705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Postdoc Landscape offers historical, international, and domestic examples, solutions, and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral scholars in terms of their presence in government, industry, and the academy. Growing issues and concerns are identified with a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers, and educators can do to improve the working conditions of postdoctoral scholars. The book includes chapters centered on three themes: the Postdoc Landscape, Postdoc Support and Postdoc Career Literacy, Agency and Choice. This comprehensive reference serves as a guide for scholars, individuals who supervise and mentor postdoctoral scholars and policymakers. Outlines practical tools to help universities and organizations develop an infrastructure for supporting postdocs Identifies the challenges that postdocs face and offers strategies on how to address the challenges Includes a diverse range of voices and experiences from leading experts in the field

The Gig Academy

The Gig Academy
Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University

by Adrianna Kezar,Tom DePaola,Daniel T. Scott

  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1421432706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ultimately, The Gig Academy is a call to arms, one that encourages non-tenure-track faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative and tenure-track allies to unite in a common struggle against the neoliberal Gig Academy.

The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited

The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited
A Book

by Committee to Review the State of Postdoctoral Experience in Scientists and Engineers,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Policy and Global Affairs,National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering,Institute of Medicine

  • Publisher : National Academy Press
  • Release : 2014-12-09
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9780309314466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" builds on the 2000 report "Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers." That ground-breaking report assessed the postdoctoral experience and provided principles, action points, and recommendations to enhance that experience. Since the publication of the 2000 report, the postdoctoral landscape has changed considerably. The percentage of PhDs who pursue postdoctoral training is growing steadily and spreading from the biomedical and physical sciences to engineering and the social sciences. The average length of time spent in postdoctoral positions seems to be increasing. "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" reexamines postdoctoral programs in the United States, focusing on how postdocs are being guided and managed, how institutional practices have changed, and what happens to postdocs after they complete their programs. This book explores important changes that have occurred in postdoctoral practices and the research ecosystem and assesses how well current practices meet the needs of these fledgling scientists and engineers and of the research enterprise. "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" takes a fresh look at current postdoctoral fellows - how many there are, where they are working, in what fields, and for how many years. This book makes recommendations to improve aspects of programs - postdoctoral period of service, title and role, career development, compensation and benefits, and mentoring. Current data on demographics, career aspirations, and career outcomes for postdocs are limited. This report makes the case for better data collection by research institution and data sharing. A larger goal of this study is not only to propose ways to make the postdoctoral system better for the postdoctoral researchers themselves but also to better understand the role that postdoctoral training plays in the research enterprise. It is also to ask whether there are alternative ways to satisfy some of the research and career development needs of postdoctoral researchers that are now being met with several years of advanced training. Postdoctoral researchers are the future of the research enterprise. The discussion and recommendations of "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" will stimulate action toward clarifying the role of postdoctoral researchers and improving their status and experience.

Gender and Precarious Research Careers

Gender and Precarious Research Careers
A Comparative Analysis

by Annalisa Murgia,Barbara Poggio

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1351781413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such differences begin to show up. Gender and Precarious Research Careers aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, and springs from a three-year research project across institutions in seven European countries: Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. Examining gender asymmetries in academic and research organisations, this insightful volume focuses particularly on early careers. It centres both on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) fields. Offering recommendations to design innovative organisational policies and self-tailored ‘Gender Equality Plans’ to be implemented in universities and research centres, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Knowledge, Business Studies and Higher Education.

What is Out There for Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks

What is Out There for Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks
A Book

by Natalia Bielczyk

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-12-21
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9789083057910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is out there? Do you believe in life outside academia? For researchers who consider a career switch, the open job market often feels as remote and uncertain as dark wood, or as outer space. To be happy at work, you need to find a job that is aligned with your values, gives you a feeling of belonging, purpose, appreciation, and some level of both safety and excitement. There are so many conditions that need to be met to develop a sense of job satisfaction! For those contemplating a transition from advanced studies in academia, an overriding question looms, with far-reaching practical and emotional consequences: How do I navigate and accomplish the change as smoothly as possible and with a minimum of stress? The purpose of this book is to give you an overview of what you are capable (and might not even think of!) after completing a PhD, and a vista of directions you might consider to develop a happy, fulfilling professional life. It explores not only the scope of high-level employment in which PhDs usually excel, but also provides broad descriptions of the tribes that have formed in the job market and their characteristic behaviors. Do you fit the tribe of corporate denizens committed to the analysis and improvement of operations in accordance with prescribed goals? Or perhaps you are drawn to the tribe of entrepreneurs who create goals of their own? In this book, you will find open questions and self-discovery exercises which will help to clarify your true inclinations and their tribal affinities. You might find something really beautiful in these explorations and their implications for your path into the future! Dr. Natalia Bielczyk is an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and philanthropist. She graduated from the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Poland, with a triple MS title in Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. Thereafter, she obtained a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2018, she launched a public foundation, Stichting Solaris Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling, aiming to help early career researchers find new careers in industry. She also owns Welcome Solutions, a company developing new tools and practices to help professionals in navigating on the job market, and in finding/creating their dream jobs. Even though she chose to work in the open market, she is still a researcher in her free time and has a strong belief in the compatibility of science and entrepreneurship.

Long-term Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape

Long-term Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape
Long-term Ecological Research on North Temperate Lakes

by Professor of Zoology Center for Limnology John J Magnuson,John J. Magnuson,Timothy K. Kratz,Barbara J. Benson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780195136906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Two whole lake experiments are describes : experimental acidification at Little Rock Lake and the response of Lake Mendota to a natural experiment involving agricultural and urban development. Readers will learn the benefits of doing long-term ecological research, and limnologists will discover the richness of new information derived from studying suites of neighboring lakes across time."--BOOK JACKET.

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology
A Book

by Erik Svensson,Ryan Calsbeek

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-05-17
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 0199595372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 'Adaptive Landscape' has been a central concept in population genetics and evolutionary biology since this powerful metaphor was first formulated in 1932. This volume brings together historians of science, philosophers, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists, to discuss the state of the art from several different perspectives.

Landscapes of Injustice

Landscapes of Injustice
A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians

by Jordan Stanger-Ross

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2020-08-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0228003075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1942, the Canadian government forced more than 21,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. They were told to bring only one suitcase each and officials vowed to protect the rest. Instead, Japanese Canadians were dispossessed, all their belongings either stolen or sold. The definitive statement of a major national research partnership, Landscapes of Injustice reinterprets the internment of Japanese Canadians by focusing on the deliberate and permanent destruction of home through the act of dispossession. All forms of property were taken. Families lost heirlooms and everyday possessions. They lost decades of investment and labour. They lost opportunities, neighbourhoods, and communities; they lost retirements, livelihoods, and educations. When Japanese Canadians were finally released from internment in 1949, they had no homes to return to. Asking why and how these events came to pass and charting Japanese Canadians' diverse responses, this book details the implications and legacies of injustice perpetrated under the cover of national security. In Landscapes of Injustice the diverse descendants of dispossession work together to understand what happened. They find that dispossession is not a chapter that closes or a period that neatly ends. It leaves enduring legacies of benefit and harm, shame and silence, and resilience and activism.

Taming Tibet

Taming Tibet
Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development

by Emily Yeh

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0801469775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The violent protests in Lhasa in 2008 against Chinese rule were met by disbelief and anger on the part of Chinese citizens and state authorities, perplexed by Tibetans' apparent ingratitude for the generous provision of development. In Taming Tibet, Emily T. Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power. Drawing on sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork between 2000 and 2009, Yeh traces how the transformation of the material landscape of Tibet between the 1950s and the first decade of the twenty-first century has often been enacted through the labor of Tibetans themselves. Focusing on Lhasa, Yeh shows how attempts to foster and improve Tibetan livelihoods through the expansion of markets and the subsidized building of new houses, the control over movement and space, and the education of Tibetan desires for development have worked together at different times and how they are experienced in everyday life. The master narrative of the PRC stresses generosity: the state and Han migrants selflessly provide development to the supposedly backward Tibetans, raising the living standards of the Han's "little brothers." Arguing that development is in this context a form of "indebtedness engineering," Yeh depicts development as a hegemonic project that simultaneously recruits Tibetans to participate in their own marginalization while entrapping them in gratitude to the Chinese state. The resulting transformations of the material landscape advance the project of state territorialization. Exploring the complexity of the Tibetan response to—and negotiations with—development, Taming Tibet focuses on three key aspects of China's modernization: agrarian change, Chinese migration, and urbanization. Yeh presents a wealth of ethnographic data and suggests fresh approaches that illuminate the Tibet Question.

Leaving Academia

Leaving Academia
A Practical Guide

by Christopher L. Caterine

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0691200203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An indispensable guide for grad students and academics who want to find fulfilling careers outside higher education An estimated ninety-three percent of graduate students in the humanities and social sciences won’t get a tenure-track job, yet many still assume that a tenured professorship is the only successful outcome for a PhD. With the academic job market in such crisis, Leaving Academia helps grad students and academics in any scholarly field find satisfying careers beyond higher education. Short and pragmatic, the book offers invaluable advice to visiting and adjunct instructors ready to seek new opportunities, to scholars caught in “tenure-trap” jobs, to grad students interested in nonacademic work, and to committed academics who want to support their students and contingent colleagues more effectively. After earning a PhD in classics from the University of Virginia and teaching at Tulane, Christopher Caterine left academia for a job at a corporate consulting firm. During his career transition, he went on more than 150 informational interviews and later interviewed twelve other professionals who had left higher education for diverse fields. Drawing on everything he learned, Caterine helps readers chart their own course to a rewarding new career. He addresses dozens of key issues, including overcoming psychological difficulties, translating academic experience for nonacademics, and meeting the challenges of a first job in a new field. Providing clear, concrete ways to move forward at each stage of your career change, even when the going gets tough, Leaving Academia is both realistic and filled with hope.

The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers

The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers
Breaking Through

by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Higher Education and Workforce,Committee on the Next Generation Initiative

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2018-07-18
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0309471370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has developed the world's preeminent system for biomedical research, one that has given rise to revolutionary medical advances as well as a dynamic and innovative business sector generating high-quality jobs and powering economic output and exports for the U.S. economy. However, there is a growing concern that the biomedical research enterprise is beset by several core challenges that undercut its vitality, promise, and productivity and that could diminish its critical role in the nation's health and innovation in the biomedical industry. Among the most salient of these challenges is the gulf between the burgeoning number of scientists qualified to participate in this system as academic researchers and the elusive opportunities to establish long-term research careers in academia. The patchwork of measures to address the challenges facing young scientists that has emerged over the years has allowed the U.S. biomedical enterprise to continue to make significant scientific and medical advances. These measures, however, have not resolved the structural vulnerabilities in the system, and in some cases come at a great opportunity cost for young scientists. These unresolved issues could diminish the nation's ability to recruit the best minds from all sectors of the U.S. population to careers in biomedical research and raise concerns about a system that may favor increasingly conservative research proposals over high-risk, innovative ideas. The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through evaluates the factors that influence transitions into independent research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and offers recommendations to improve those transitions. These recommendations chart a path to a biomedical research enterprise that is competitive, rigorous, fair, dynamic, and can attract the best minds from across the country.

Annals of geomorphology

Annals of geomorphology
Supplement volume

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Colluvial Sediments, Flood Loams and Peat Bogs

Colluvial Sediments, Flood Loams and Peat Bogs
A Book

by Jörg Völkel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Next Gen PhD

Next Gen PhD
A Book

by Melanie V. Sinche

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2016-08-22
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0674504658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An upper-level degree is a prized asset in the eyes of many employers, and nonfaculty careers once considered Plan B are now preferred by the majority of science degree holders. Melanie Sinche profiles science PhDs across a wide range of disciplines who share proven strategies for landing a rewarding occupation inside or outside the university.

Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing

Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing
A Book

by Frank T. Willmore,Eric Jankowski,Coray Colina

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2016-08-19
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1315351854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Created to help scientists and engineers write computer code, this practical book addresses the important tools and techniques that are necessary for scientific computing, but which are not yet commonplace in science and engineering curricula. This book contains chapters summarizing the most important topics that computational researchers need to know about. It leverages the viewpoints of passionate experts involved with scientific computing courses around the globe and aims to be a starting point for new computational scientists and a reference for the experienced. Each contributed chapter focuses on a specific tool or skill, providing the content needed to provide a working knowledge of the topic in about one day. While many individual books on specific computing topics exist, none is explicitly focused on getting technical professionals and students up and running immediately across a variety of computational areas.

Landscape at Berkeley

Landscape at Berkeley
The First 100 Years

by Waverly B. Lowell,Carrie Leah McDade,Elizabeth Douthitt Byrne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Landscape at Berkeley was published in conjunction with the centennial anniversary celebration of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Through scholarly essays, reminiscences, and illustrations, the monograph represents both commemoration of the Department and a greater understanding of the Berkeley campus. It also endeavors to trace Berkeley’s role in the history of the profession and design education in the United States. Landscape at Berkeley focuses on the first hundred years of teaching landscape architecture and environmental planning on the UC Berkeley campus and captures an important localized perspective as well as primary source evidence that will enhance broader examinations of the major issues that have shaped the profession and the environments we inhabit and visit. Furthermore, it will contribute to the increasing scholarly interest in and literature on the history of design education, particularly that of landscape architecture and environmental planners. As such, it will appeal to a diverse audience of scholars, students, design professionals, policy makers, and the general public. The monograph includes a comprehensive narrative history and schematic timeline of key events; scholarly essays exploring the activities of UC Berkeley students and faculty within the broader context of design history, education, research, practice, policy, and leadership; reminiscences of current and former faculty and students; and a color portfolio of student work illustrating curricular goals, program competitions, and the formative work of many individuals who have contributed to the profession locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally"--

The Academic Job Search Handbook

The Academic Job Search Handbook
A Book

by Julia Miller Vick,Jennifer S. Furlong

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2013-06-12
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0812209443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than 15 years, The Academic Job Search Handbook has assisted job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. The guide includes information on aspects of the search that are common to all levels, with invaluable tips for those seeking their first or second faculty position. This new edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in the competitive job market of today, including the challenges faced by dual-career couples, job search issues for pregnant candidates, and advice on how to deal with gaps in a CV. The chapter on alternatives to academic jobs has been expanded, and sample resumes from individuals seeking nonfaculty positions are included. The book begins with an overview of the hiring process and a timetable for applying for academic positions. It then gives detailed information on application materials, interviewing, negotiating job offers, and starting the new job. Guidance throughout is aimed at all candidates, with frequent reference to the specifics of job searches in scientific and technical fields as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. Advice on seeking postdoctoral opportunities is also included. Perhaps the most significant contribution is the inclusion of sample vitas. The Academic Job Search Handbook describes the organization and content of the vita and includes samples from a variety of fields. In addition to CVs and research statements, new in this edition are a sample interview itinerary, a teaching portfolio, and a sample offer letter. The job search correspondence section has also been updated, and there is current information on Internet search methods and useful websites.

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know
Theory and Applications

by Liz Elvidge,Carol Spencely,Emma Williams

  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release : 2017-02-27
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1786342375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thinking of starting a postdoc? Want to know how to move on from a postdoc? Or simply want to make the best of your postdoc years? Being a postdoc is not a career ... but it can be the pivotal point in the making of one. This friendly, practical, and occasionally humorous guide to all things postdoc combines the three authors’ vast experience of postdoc careers and personal development. This is a guide to developing, advancing and furthering yourself and your career. In working through exercises, learning from the experience of others (including the trials and tribulations of the authors), and seeking out information, we hope you will consider what success means on your own terms. In its pages you will find advice on: Choosing the right postdoc for youMaximising your postdoc contract for personal and professional goalsSelecting and attaining your next career step (academic or otherwise) Your postdoc is part of the journey towards a range of career destinations; from an industrial R&D specialist to politician, from lecturer to spin-out Chief Executive, and this book is designed to help you get there. Providing indispensable advice on UK-based postdocs for national and international students, it is perfect for those making exciting transitions (student to postdoc, postdoc to the wide world of careers beyond) or for those who simply want to take their postdoc up a gear. Request Inspection Copy

Reengineering the University

Reengineering the University
How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious

by William F. Massy

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2016-03-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1421419009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Higher education expert William F. Massy’s decades as a professor, senior university officer, and consultant have left him with a passionate belief in the need for reform in America’s traditional universities. In Reengineering the University, he addresses widespread concerns that higher education’s costs are too high, learning falls short of objectives, disruptive technology and education models are mounting serious challenges to traditional institutions, and administrators and faculty are too often unwilling or unable to change. An expert microeconomist, Massy approaches the challenge of reform in a genuinely new way by applying rigorous economic principles, informed by financial data and other evidence, to explain the forces at work on universities and the flaws in the academic business model. Ultimately, he argues that computer models that draw on data from college transaction systems can help both administrators and faculty address problems of educational performance and cost analysis, manage the complexity of planning and budgeting systems, and monitor the progress of reform in nonintrusive and constructive ways. Written for institutional leaders, faculty, board members, and policymakers who bear responsibility for initiating and carrying through on reform in traditional colleges and universities, Reengineering the University shows how, working together, administrators and faculty can improve education, research, and affordability by keeping a close eye on both academic values and the bottom line.

The Compleat Academic

The Compleat Academic
A Career Guide

by American Psychological Association

  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9781591470359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 its first edition, this expanded volume contains practical advice to help new academics set the best course for a lasting and vibrant career. 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.