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Navigating an Academic Career: A Brief Guide for PhD Students, Postdocs, and New Faculty

McDonnell, Jeffrey J.

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1. Auflage März 2020
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Demystifies the academic career path with practical advice

With the number of people being awarded PhDs growing far more rapidly than the supply of academic jobs, those at an early-career stage must think strategically in order to be competitive and successful.

Navigating an Academic Career: A Brief Guide for PhD students, Post docs, and New Faculty is a concise and conversational manual that guides readers through starting their academic journey, surviving the demands of their first academic position, and thriving in academia and beyond.

Volume highlights include:
* Firsthand perspective on the characteristics of a successful academic
* Guidance on interviewing, negotiating, branding, and other essential soft skills
* Tips for effective time management and writing high-impact research papers
* Insights into developing leadership skills and mentoring others

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Preface vii

About the Author ix

Part I: The PhD Student and Postdoc Years 1

1 An Academic Career 3

2 Traits of Successful Scientists 7

3 Avoiding a PhD in Anxiety 11

4 Getting Your First Academic Job 15

5 The Academic Matthew Effect 19

Part II: Surviving and Thriving in the First Few Years 23

6 Paper Writing Gone Hollywood 25

7 The Perfect Department 27

8 Ethics in the Real World 31

9 Research Brand Identity 35

10 The 1-Hour Workday 39

11 Orchestrating a Powerful Research Group 41

12 Proposal Writing Hacks 43

Part III: Tenure and Beyond 47

13 Mentoring the Middle 49

14 Research Visits and Academic Growth Spurts 53

15 On Leadership 57

16 The Sustainable Professor 61

17 A Scientist Looks at 60 63

Postface 67

Acknowledgments 69

Notes 73

Further Reading 77

Index 8
Jeffrey J. McDonnell, University of Saskatchewan, Canada