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

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  • Published: 05 March 2020
  • ISBN: 978-1-119-64210-7
  • Author: Jeffrey J. McDonnell
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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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