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The Compleat Academic : A Career Guide - John M. Darley

The Compleat Academic

A Career Guide

Paperback Published: 5th November 2004
ISBN: 9781591470359
Number Of Pages: 416

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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 the first edition, this new and expanded volume of The Compleat Academic is filled with practical and valuable advice to help new academics set the best course for a lasting and vibrant career. This volume guides readers through academia's informal rules and describes the problems beginning social scientists will face. With humor and insight, 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 postdoctoral 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 a straightforward explanation about intellectual property issues. The book also addresses the latter stages of a career. It offers thoughtful suggestions for keeping one's career dynamic. Chapters that provide specific information for minorities, women, and clinical psychologists are also included. The volume even presents options for working outside of academia. This book provides invaluable guidance that will help new academics plan, play, and ultimately win the academic career game.

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Starting a Careerp. 1
A Guide to PhD Graduate School: How They Keep Score in the Big Leaguesp. 3
After Graduate School: A Faculty Position or a Postdoctoral Fellowship?p. 17
The Hiring Process in Academiap. 31
Broadening the Job Search: Jobs Outside of Academiap. 57
Teaching and Mentoringp. 77
Tips for Effective Teachingp. 79
Mentoring: Managing the Faculty-Graduate Student Relationshipp. 117
Research and Writingp. 133
Setting Up Your Lab and Beginning a Program of Researchp. 135
Obtaining a Research Grant: The Granting Agency's Viewp. 153
Obtaining a Research Grant: The Applicant's Viewp. 169
Writing the Empirical Journal Articlep. 185
Intellectual Propertyp. 221
Orientation to the Academic Environmentp. 243
Power, Politics, and Survival in Academiap. 245
Managing the Department Chair and Navigating the Department Power Structurep. 259
Wiring the Ivory Tower: The Interface of Technology and the Academyp. 277
Diversity in Academiap. 293
The Dialectics of Race: Academic Perils and Promisesp. 295
Women in Academiap. 311
Clinical Psychologists in Academiap. 329
Varieties of College and University Experiencesp. 345
Keeping Your Edge: Managing Your Career Over Timep. 361
The Academic Marathon: Controlling One's Careerp. 363
Managing Your Career: The Long Viewp. 393
Indexp. 409
About the Editorsp. 421
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ISBN: 9781591470359
ISBN-10: 1591470358
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 5th November 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised