ERIC Number: ED462874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure.
Goldsmith, John A.; Komlos, John; Gold, Penny Schine
Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, this book provides a guide to the academic career. It contains useful advice about finding a mentor, making it through the dissertation, getting a job, obtaining tenure, and other topics. The chapters of part 1, Becoming a Scholar, are: (1) Deciding on an Academic Career; (2) Entering Graduate School, with "The Inside Track: Financing Graduate Education" (Tom Thuerer); (3) The Mentor; (4) Writing a Dissertation; and (5) Landing an Academic Job, with "The Inside Track: Leaving Academic for the Corporate World" (Ami Kronfield). Part 2, The Academic Profession, contains: (6) The Life of the Assistant Professor; (7) Teaching and Research with "The Inside Track: Publishing the First Book" (Colin Day); (8) Tenure; (9) Competition in the University System and Outside Offers, with "The Inside Track: Consulting and Intellectual Property" (Pierre Laszlo); (10) Family, Gender, and the Personal Side of Academic Life; and (11) Conclusion. Appendixes discuss the administrative structure of a university and policies on parental leave and shared positions, and contain tables. (Contains 8 tables, 143 endnotes, and 97 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Faculty, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Mentors, Paying for College, Teacher Characteristics
University of Chicago Press, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (paperback: ISBN-0-226-30151-6, $13; hardcover: ISBN-0-226-30150-8, $35). Tel: 773-703-7700; Fax: 773-702-9756; Web site: http://www.press.uchicago.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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