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Main description:

Academic Scientists at Work guides the scientist on the journey from the end of a postdoctoral career to the point of promotion to Associate Professor.

This book focuses on the three aspects of promotion in an academic setting: Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Valuable advice is provided on the following topics:

- Choosing and landing your ideal academic job

- Setting up and effectively managing the lab

- Obtaining funds

- Organizing, writing, and publishing your science

- Teaching and mentoring

- Organizing and performing academic service

- The promotion and tenure process

Templates and worksheets designed to help you navigate your career with point-by-point instructions on how to complete them are provided. 

In addition to updating the contents of the previous version, this second edition includes a dozen articles written by the authors on managing your career that first appeared in Science's Next Wave.

Academic Scientists at Work is a valuable resource for the career scientist who demands and expects the best.


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In addition to updating the contents of the previous version, this second edition includes a dozen articles written by the authors on managing your career that first appeared in Science's Next Wave

Academic Scientists at Work is a valuable resource for the career scientist who demands and expects the best


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Academic Scientists at Work, 2nd Edition
Jeremy M. Boss & Susan H. Eckert
Academic Scientists at Work guides the scientist on the journey from the end of a postdoctoral career to the point of promotion to Associate Professor.
This book focuses on the three aspects of promotion in an academic setting: Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Valuable advice is provided on the following topics:
Choosing and landing your ideal academic job
Setting up and effectively managing the lab
Obtaining funds
Organizing, writing, and publishing your science
Teaching and mentoring
Organizing and performing academic service
The promotion and tenure process
Templates and worksheets designed to help you navigate your career with point-by-point instructions on how to complete them are provided.
In addition to updating the contents of the previous version, this second edition includes a dozen articles written by the authors on managing your career that first appeared in Science's Next Wave.
Academic Scientists at Work is a valuable resource for the career scientist who demands and expects the best.
Jeremy M. Boss’s career spans scholarship, teaching, and service. Dr. Boss is an author of more than 85 published research articles and a recipient of federal research grants for 18 years. Dr. Boss has taught in a variety of immunology and genetics related graduate school courses, served on over 70 Ph.D. thesis committees, and is the current Director of Emory University's graduate program in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Dr. Boss joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology in 1986, where he has been a Professor since 1997.
Susan H. Eckert is a university health sciences administrator and faculty advocate. The focus of Dr. Eckert’s doctoral research and continuing interest is leadership issues that affect faculty development in research intensive universities. Dr. Eckert is Associate Dean for Administration at the Emory University School of Nursing. She received her Ph.D. in higher education policy in 1995 from Georgia State University.


Contents:

The Starting Gate.- Gettin’ a Job.- Gettin’ Started.- Gettin’ Money.- Managing Your Laboratory.- Faculty Citizenship.- Down the Stretch.- Being a Scholar.- Being a Teacher.- Mentoring 1 — On — 1.- Academic Service.- The Finish Line.- Promotion and Tenure.- Survey Says ....- The Extras Section (Daily Double).- The Extras Section (Daily Double).


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780387354279
Publisher: Springer (Springer US)
Publication date: May, 2006
Pages: 308

Subcategories: General Issues

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jeremy M. Boss’s career spans scholarship, teaching, and service. As author of more than 70 published research articles, Dr. Boss has taught in a variety of immunology and genetics related graduate school courses, served on 65 PhD thesis committees, and is currently course director for an immunology graduate course. Dr. Boss joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology in 1986, where he has been a Professor since 1997.

Susan H. Eckert received her doctorate in Higher Education Policy from Georgia State University in 1995. The focus of Dr. Eckert’s research was leadership issues that affect medical school basic science departments in research intensive universities. Dr. Eckert is currently the Associate Dean for Finance and Research Administration at the Emory University School of Nursing.