Tomorrow s Professor is designed to help you prepare for, find, and succeed at academic careers in science and engineering It looks at the full range of North American four year academic institutions while featuring 30 vignettes and than 50 individual stories that bring to life the principles and strategies outlined in the book Tailored for today s graduate students, postdocs, and beginning professors, Tomorrow s Professor Presents a no holds barred look at the academic enterprise Describes a powerful preparation strategy to make you competitive for academic positions while maintaining your options for worthwhile careers in government and industry Explains how to get the offer you want and start up package you need to help ensure success in your first critical years on the job Provides essential insights from experienced faculty on how to develop a rewarding academic career and a quality of life that is both balanced and fulfilling NEW Bonus material is available for free download at At a time when anxiety about academic career opportunities for Ph.D.s in these field is at an all time high, Tomorrow s Professor provides a much needed practical approach to career development....
|Title||:||Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering|
|Number of Pages||:||379 Pages|
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Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering Reviews
I think this is a great book for anyone interested in a faculty position in science and engineering. It gives you the basics and teaches you things to look out for. I like how the author split the faculty search into different sections, going from the basics of academic institutions to helping you understand what to look for, how to prepare, and finally how to go beyond landing your dream job. Ideally, these books are best read in the year just prior to graduation, or even earlier. It is great overall!
In today's competitive job market, it is absolutely essential to have a book that will guide candidates through the academic job searching process. This book breaks down this complex process into a step-by-step guide with many tips and strategies along the way. With many personal stories from professors, readers will get a good idea about the challenges of the academic job search, as well as the faculty position itself.
This book gives you both statistics and information, as well as excellent analysis. I read several books from National Academy Press ... but this book not only summarizes it for you but analyzes it as well. Topic to topic, chapter to chapter are well organized and very enjoy to read. Don't be surprised to see 5 stars from any reader! Strongly recommend for any Postdoc, Ph.D. student, prospective Ph.D. student or even a Ph.D.
This book is amazing. Reading it has helped me put together a fantastic CV and confidently gear up for a new year of job searching. Although it's a tad light on the interview process itself, it does a terrific job of exploring every aspect of the academic career in science-including the potential potholes. It also has a large chunk of information about what to expect once you land that tenure-track job--including how to *get* tenure. I'll be referring to it for years. This book has well over 400 pages and it's worth every cent (despite the quite large price tag). I highly recommend it to any academic at any stage pre-tenure.
This is an excellent overview of Ph.D. program goals, career options for Ph.D.s, and job search strategies. There's even a section on what to do in your early career on the tenure track. I'm in a position that gives me particular knowledge of the process, and still, this book is extremely useful. It provides multiple perspectives on the profession and addresses not only high-end research universities, but also liberal arts colleges with science programs and everything in-between.
I put this book on my wish list and received it as a gift, but ended up being sorely disappointed with it. As I read through the book I started to become disillusioned when I realized how poorly written the whole thing was -- the chapters are all structured in the "here's what I'm going to tell you, here I'm telling you, here's what I just told you" way that is implimented so as to remind me of an 8th grade essay. Why should I take any paper-writing advice from a guy that can't get me interested and excited about my own career?
I was very pleased with this purchase. Reis gives a great overview of academia and the US university system. He make lots of points I hadn't thought of as well as some very sage comments on how education should be approached. The main drawback of the book is that it is a little outdated - for example he suggests the new idea of looking for job postings on a thing called the World Wide Web!
The book is designed as a guide for graduate students, post-docs, and non-tenured faculty looking for careers in academic science and engineering.