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ERIC Number: EJ1034011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Rank Advancement in Academia: What Are the Roles of Postdoctoral Training?
Su, Xuhong
Journal of Higher Education, v85 n1 p65-90 Jan-Feb 2014
This article reports on a study that investigated whether postdoctoral training contributes to scientists' and engineers' attainment of tenure and full professorship in research-extensive universities. It was found that training does not assist scientists in climbing the career ladder faster nor does it help them to secure more prestigious appointments once scientists land tenure-track appointments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: SBR 9818229|REC 0447878/0710836