The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job Author Karen Kelsky
ISBN-10 0553419420
ISBN-13 9780553419429
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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The definitive career guide for grad students adjuncts post docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph D into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money earn their Ph D And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment For every comfortably tenured professor or well paid former academic there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts and many more who simply give up in frustration Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack they have a plan They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches how to avoid the all too common mistakes that sink so many of their peers and how to decide when to point their Ph D toward other non academic options Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph D As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In she has helped countless Ph D s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers Now for the first time ever Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph D including When where and what to publish Writing a foolproof grant application Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV Acing the job talk and campus interview Avoiding the adjunct trap Making the leap to nonacademic work when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues and many more

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