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ERIC Number: ED462874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 310
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-226-30151-6
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)
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:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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