Leaving Academia Book

Leaving Academia | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Leaving Academia by Christopher L. Caterine available in full 208 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Education related to Leaving Academia below.

Leaving Academia

By Christopher L. Caterine
  • ISBN Code: : 0691209863
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 153
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : leaving-academia.pdf

Book Excerpt :

An indispensable guide for grad students and academics who want to find fulfilling careers outside higher education An estimated ninety-three percent of graduate students in the humanities and social sciences won’t get a tenure-track job, yet many still assume that a tenured professorship is the only successful outcome for a PhD. With the academic job market in such crisis, Leaving Academia helps grad students and academics in any scholarly field find satisfying careers beyond higher education. Short and pragmatic, the book offers invaluable advice to visiting and adjunct instructors ready to seek new opportunities, to scholars caught in “tenure-trap” jobs, to grad students interested in nonacademic work, and to committed academics who want to support their students and contingent colleagues more effectively. After earning a PhD in classics from the University of Virginia and teaching at Tulane, Christopher Caterine left academia for a job at a corporate consulting firm. During his career transition, he went on more than 150 informational interviews and later interviewed twelve other professionals who had left higher education for diverse fields. Drawing on everything he learned, Caterine helps readers chart their own course to a rewarding new career. He addresses dozens of key issues, including overcoming psychological difficulties, translating academic experience for nonacademics, and meeting the challenges of a first job in a new field. Providing clear, concrete ways to move forward at each stage of your career change, even when the going gets tough, Leaving Academia is both realistic and filled with hope.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Academia Next
    Academia Next

    A Book written by Bryan Alexander, published by JHU Press 2020-01-14 - 360 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook
  • Social Media in Academia
    Social Media in Academia

    A Book written by George Veletsianos, published by Routledge 2016-01-08 - 140 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook
  • Social Media in Academia
    Social Media in Academia

    A Book written by George Veletsianos, published by Routledge 2016-01-08 - 130 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook
  • Accelerating Academia
    Accelerating Academia

    A Book written by F. Vostal, published by Springer 2016-04-29 - 242 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook
  • Academia Obscura
    Academia Obscura

    A Book written by Glen Wright, published by Unbound Publishing 2017-10-19 - 288 pages - part of Humor books.

    Get eBook
  • The Social Structures of Global Academia
    The Social Structures of Global Academia

    A Book written by Fabian Cannizzo,Nick Osbaldiston, published by Routledge 2019-04-23 - 240 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Compliance and Resistance Within Neoliberal Academia
    Compliance and Resistance Within Neoliberal Academia

    A Book written by Susan Gair,Tamar Hager,Omri Herzog, published by Springer Nature 2021-07-22 - 134 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Modern Day Challenges in Academia

By Marilena Antoniadou,Mark Crowder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788119193
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: modern-day-challenges-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Examining the modern day challenges faced by academics throughout their working lives, this timely book investigates the ways in which academic careers are changing, the reasons for these changes and their potential future impacts. Contributors with insider experience of both traditional research focussed universities and newer institutions with an emphasis on teaching, utilise theoretical and empirical methods to provide international perspectives on the key issues confronting modern day academics.

Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

By Maria do Mar Pereira
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317433688
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: power-knowledge-and-feminist-scholarship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s and gender studies, and its scholars’ and students’ lives? These are the questions tackled by this ground-breaking ethnography of academia inspired by feminist epistemology, Foucault, and science and technology studies. Drawing on data collected over a decade in Portugal and the UK, US and Scandinavia, this title explores different spaces of academic work and sociability, considering both official discourse and ‘corridor talk’. It links epistemic negotiations to the shifting political economy of academic labour, and situates the smallest (but fiercest) departmental negotiations within global relations of unequal academic exchange. Through these links, this timely volume also raises urgent questions about the current state and status of gender studies and the mood of contemporary academia. Indeed, its sobering, yet uplifting, discussion of that mood offers fresh insight into what it means to produce feminist work within neoliberal cultures of academic performativity, demanding increasing productivity. As the first book to analyse how academics talk (publicly or in off-the-record humour) about feminist scholarship, Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship is essential reading for scholars and students in gender studies, LGBTQ studies, post-colonial studies, STS, sociology and education.

Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

By Maria do Mar Pereira
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131743367X
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: power-knowledge-and-feminist-scholarship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s and gender studies, and its scholars’ and students’ lives? These are the questions tackled by this ground-breaking ethnography of academia inspired by feminist epistemology, Foucault, and science and technology studies. Drawing on data collected over a decade in Portugal and the UK, US and Scandinavia, this title explores different spaces of academic work and sociability, considering both official discourse and ‘corridor talk’. It links epistemic negotiations to the shifting political economy of academic labour, and situates the smallest (but fiercest) departmental negotiations within global relations of unequal academic exchange. Through these links, this timely volume also raises urgent questions about the current state and status of gender studies and the mood of contemporary academia. Indeed, its sobering, yet uplifting, discussion of that mood offers fresh insight into what it means to produce feminist work within neoliberal cultures of academic performativity, demanding increasing productivity. As the first book to analyse how academics talk (publicly or in off-the-record humour) about feminist scholarship, Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship is essential reading for scholars and students in gender studies, LGBTQ studies, post-colonial studies, STS, sociology and education. Winner of the FWSA 2018 Book Prize competition

Lived Experiences of Women in Academia

By Alison L. Black,Susanne Garvis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351376500
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: lived-experiences-of-women-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lived Experiences of Women in Academia shares meaningful stories of women working in the academy, from numerous disciplines, backgrounds and countries, to unveil the complex and distinct dimensionalities they experience in their life and work. Chapters are written using a range of responsive, personal and aesthetic techniques, including metaphor, manifesto and memoir, with reflections inspired by textiles, online blogs and forums, theatre, creative writing, fiction and popular culture. They engage with themes and ideas including gender roles, family-making, work-life balance, motherhood, institutional violence and harassment and the self and identity, revealing how these uniquely manifest for women in academia. This collection takes account of the experiences of female academics from previous decades and the experiences of those to come, as well as those outside the academic system entirely. Lived Experiences of Women in Academia aims to liberate thinking around the life of a female academic through collaborative storytelling and discussion, to encourage new conversations and connections between women in academia across the globe

Managing Effectively in Academia

By Graeme Wilkinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunway University Press
  • Book Code : 9675492384
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: managing-effectively-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a compact guide to good management practice in contemporary higher education. It covers key topics in day-to-day academic management including managing academic staff, handling students as customers, thinking and acting entrepreneurially and strategically, and dealing with some of the most challenging issues faced by academic managers in 21st-century universities. It is aimed at academic managers at all levels, from research group leaders and programme leaders to department heads and deans. It should be especially relevant to those who have been newly promoted into such roles. It will also be of value to those aiming ultimately for the most senior roles as provosts, presidents, and vice-chancellors.

Generation and Gender in Academia

By B. Bagilhole,K. White
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137269170
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 402
  • Pdf File: generation-and-gender-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first cross-cultural analysis of the differences in career trajectories and experiences between a senior group of women academics and a younger group who are at early and mid-career stages. Major themes in the autobiographical stories of these women were national context; organisational context; family, class and location; and agency.

My Second First Year

By Joseph R. Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1641137541
  • Total of Pages : 99
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: my-second-first-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dr. Jones returned to the high school classroom after 15 years in higher education, most recently as an Associate Dean. This text chronicles his journey into his new teaching career. The premise of the text is framed on the attributes of a relational pedagogy. As such, the book discusses the relationships that Dr. Jones developed throughout the academic year. In this capacity, relational pedagogy allows the reader a unique lens through which to view the schooling process in this metropolitan southern town. In the book, Jones examines topics such as standardized testing, racism, sexuality, cheating, among other topics, through a critical theory paradigm. In doing so, Jones is able to interweave theoretical concepts within the daily actions of the schooling process. As such, the text is a unique reconceptualization of schools and the purpose of schools. Praise for My Second First Year: "In My Second First Year, Dr. Jones discusses his experiences leaving academia and returning to a high school English classroom, a daunting task that few academics would attempt. As a biologist and without affiliation with a teacher preparation program, I can attest to the importance of Jones’ work. This text illuminates the educational process for millions of children, which allows those of us not in the daily trenches of teaching K-12 students to experience the reality of our educational process. His discussions of school shootings, testing, and marginalization of students can become a catalyst that causes everyone in society to begin reexamining how we educate our children. Jones’ book could become the commencement point for educational reform." Linda Hensel, PhD Mercer University "In My Second First Year, Dr. Jones discusses his journey leaving higher education to return to a high school classroom. His powerful depictions of the realities of standardized testing, school shootings, racism, sexuality, and other topics cause the reader to reflect on all aspects of how children are educated. His use of relational pedagogy as his framework reminds us of the importance of positive relationships in schools and society. This text is a must read for anyone who advocates for our children." Nila Burt, EdS Assistant Principal Northside High School Georgia "Many of the stories in My Second First Year will be familiar to many teachers working in American PK-12 public schools as they will be similar to their own experiences. Dr. Jones takes us on a journey that many of us in academia would be apprehensive to take. By providing example after example, he demonstrates the significance of relational pedagogy and how it can increase the likelihood of student success. In this climate of student-to-college discourse, Jones provides evidence on how positive relations between teacher and students benefit all students regardless of post-secondary plans. This is significant for at the end of the day, the goal of schooling is about more than whether or not our students find employment. It is more important that students grow into caring, lifelong learners who can find happiness regardless of occupational goals. Jones reminds us all why we became teachers in the first place and—for many—why many teachers choose to stay in the profession." Vincent Youngbauer, PhD Mercer University

The Empowered Professor

By Dana Mitra
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807780707
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: the-empowered-professor.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How can new faculty find success in academia and what can universities do to support them? In this book, the author demonstrates how a coaching-focused stance toward faculty development can improve equitable conditions within the university and contribute to faculty retention and well-being. For faculty and graduate students, this book emphasizes the skills needed to be a successful academic with a focus on lifespan learning. For universities, this book articulates how institutions can implement an equity-driven plan for faculty development. In the first section, Mitra investigates the structures that can contribute to inequities, spotlighting the unspoken assumptions and lack of clarity of institutional processes. In the second section, she interweaves the building blocks needed for faculty success (agency, belonging, and competence) with the traditional academic expectations of research, teaching, and service. With engaging vignettes and extended examples of faculty experiences, The Empowered Professor centers on the space in which individuals can find success within academic settings while maintaining the integrity of themselves. Book Features: Action steps universities can take to improve faculty recruitment and retention.Workbook-style exercises to help academics connect personal goals and experiences with book content.An equity-driven model of faculty development that connects individual goals with an understanding of academic structures. Research-based evidence on how inequitable structures are perpetuated by university policies, with insights for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia

By Emily Lenning,Sara Brightman,Susan Caringella
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135146411
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: a-guide-to-surviving-a-career-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Navigating an academic career is a complex process – to be successful requires mastering several 'rites of passage.' This comprehensive guide takes academics at all stages of their career through a journey, beginning at graduate school and ending with retirement. A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia is written from a feminist perspective, and draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of authors guide you through the obstacle course of finding effective mentors during graduate school, finding a job, negotiating a salary, teaching, collaborating with practitioners, successfully publishing, earning tenure and redressing denial and, finally, retirement. This collection is a must read for all academics, but especially women just beginning their careers, who face unique challenges when navigating through these age-old rites of passage.

Gender Change in Academia

By Birgit Riegraf,Brigitte Aulenbacher,Edit Kirsch-Auwärter,Ursula Müller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3531925016
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: gender-change-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Editors’ Foreword The fundamental changes currently taking place in the national and international science landscapes can no longer be overlooked. Within those changes, reforms do not go ‘as planned’ but, as is always the case with processes of rationali- tion, have a series of unintended effects. At the same time it becomes incre- ingly clear who in this process are the winners and who are the losers, although this is still subject to fluctuation and change. This can be illustrated by two - amples from current events: Where the range of taught courses is concerned, as part of the Bologna Process the new structuring of student study paths and their organisation is aimed at unifying the European area of science to ensure a study that is equally permissive and efficient. However, it is to be deplored that the mobility of s- dents has become more restricted because of an increasing specialisation in the available study paths. Also, bachelor degrees do not meet with the anticipated high response from the labour market in all countries, so that the master’s degree is becoming more or less a ‘must’, while at the same time the number of study places on master’s courses is limited. Instead of the intended reduction in the duration of study time in comparison to the previous German ‘Magister’ and ‘Diplom’, rather a prolongation in the duration of studies has been recorded.

Overcoming Adversity in Academia

By Elwood Watson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 0761861408
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: overcoming-adversity-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation. These essays define the voice of an often overlooked and ignored demographic.

Emotional self-management in academia

By Marilena Antoniadou,Mark Crowder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789735130
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: emotional-self-management-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emotional Self-Management in Academia draws on new empirical research from academics' own personal accounts of emotional experiences from their everyday practice to illustrate how their emotional work is adapting in response to a constantly changing workplace.

Whiteness in Academia

By John Preston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443867993
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: whiteness-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Even in those areas of academia which one would consider to be most resistant to white domination (such as critical race theory and multicultural education), both covert and overt racial oppression are apparent. What is the role of white academics in these fields in creating racial oppression? Is there any escape from white supremacy and do white academics have any role in resisting it or are they always complicit? In this book, fictional tropes are used to consider the role of whiteness in academia and in wider struggles against racial oppression. The volume consists of several ‘counter stories’, each one of which critiques an aspect of whiteness and uses themes from genres such as science fiction, detective fiction and ‘fan fiction’ to explore power and the contradictions associated with it. Whiteness in Academia will be useful for those researching race, debating the role of academics in social change and examining research methods in education. Of particular interest to academics, researchers and activists, the volume provides a text which opens up new ways of thinking about both their positionality and politics.

Culture Shock for Asians in U.S. Academia

By Eunkyong Lee Yook
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739178857
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: culture-shock-for-asians-in-u-s-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By exploring the cultural backgrounds of Asians in U.S. academia, Culture Shock for Asians in U.S. Academia realizes the goal of furthering understanding of the unique challenges they face, from the “teacher as guru” phenomenon, to the model minority myth.

Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia

By Brenda Marina
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498515312
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: mentoring-away-the-glass-ceiling-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critique describes how women of diverse backgrounds perceive their mentoring experiences or the lack of mentoring experiences in the academy. This book provides a space for envisioning strategies and practices to improve mentoring practices and the collegiate environment.

Women Activating Agency in Academia

By Alison L. Black,Susanne Garvis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351376470
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: women-activating-agency-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women Activating Agency in Academia seeks to create and expand safe spaces for scholarly, professional and personal stories and assemblages of agency. It provides readers with the opportunity to connect with the strategies women are using to navigate academe and the core values, linked to trust, relationship, wellbeing and ethics of care, they live by. The collection offers the stories of women academics from around the globe and across disciplines and showcases their efforts to meaningfully listen and converse in order to resist self-audit and diminished identities. Reflections come from a range of responsive, personal and aesthetic techniques, including writing groups, guided autobiography, auto-ethnography, collective activism and slow scholarship. Chapters engage with themes and ideas such as agency, neoliberalism, ontological security, androcentricity, identity and collegial support, which manifest in unique ways for female academics. The focus in this volume is what really matters to women in the academy, as they share their efforts to ‘be’ themselves in their work, to ‘care for themselves and others’ and to ‘count what isn’t counted’. It aims to prove how collaborative storytelling and discussion can empower female academics to preserve and achieve these ambitions.

Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

By Brown, Nicole
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447354133
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: lived-experiences-of-ableism-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Demands for excellence and efficiency have created an ableist culture in academia. What impact do these expectations have on disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent colleagues? This important and eye-opening collection explores ableism in academia from the viewpoint of academics' personal and professional experiences and scholarship. Through the theoretical lenses of autobiography, autoethnography, embodiment, body work and emotional labour, contributors from the UK, Canada and the US present insightful, critical, analytical and rigorous explorations of being ‘othered’ in academia. Deeply embedded in personal experiences, this perceptive book provides examples for universities to develop inclusive practices, accessible working and learning conditions and a less ableist environment.

Feminist Activism in Academia

By Ellen C. Mayock,Domnica Radulescu
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786457708
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: feminist-activism-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The eleven essays making up this book unite scholars from various disciplines to explore how feminists live, survive, and thrive in academia. The pieces investigate innovative ways that women academics occupy the space of the Academy as real living bodies while resisting being judged, devalued, or valued on the basis of their biological bodies. Specific themes include abortion rights activism, authority in the classroom, feminist mentoring, the role of women’s studies programs, division of labor, and the role of theater and performance in enacting lasting change.

Bridging the Academia Industry Divide

By Wilson R. Nyemba,Charles Mbohwa,Keith F. Carter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030704939
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: bridging-the-academia-industry-divide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is the result of years of research following a realization of the mismatch of engineering skills produced by universities and those that industry required, based on the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, equally applicable to other regions in Africa and indeed worldwide. The book is meant to assist engineering academics and engineers in industry to build capacity and cope with the dynamic trends in technology brought on by the 4th Industrial Revolution and to prepare for the 5th Industrial Revolution, an era predicted to be dominated by critical and system thinkers with creative and innovative skills as basic necessities. The book is also useful for policy-making researchers in academia, industrial and public sector researchers, and implementers in governments that provide required funding for the development of human resources and skills. The book primarily consists of the novel research and innovation approaches of modelling and building systems thinking sub-models which were ultimately integrated into the Universal Systems Thinking (UST) model aimed at improving the quality of engineers and engineering practice. The initiatives in this book include strategies for bridging the gap between industry and academia through systems thinking research. The book provides information on how to model, simulate, adjust and implement integrated systems thinking approaches to engineering education and training for capacity building and sustainability. The book also covers approaches to address research gaps and mismatch of skills while capitalizing on the successes of several projects carried out and supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering over the years.

Academia's Golden Age

By Richard M. Freeland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195363722
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : History
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: academia-s-golden-age.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines the evolution of American universities during the years following World War II. Emphasizing the importance of change at the campus level, the book combines a general consideration of national trends with a close study of eight diverse universities in Massachusetts. The eight are Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, Brandeis, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts. Broad analytic chapters examine major developments like expansion, the rise of graduate education and research, the professionalization of the faculty, and the decline of general education. These chapters also review criticisms of academia that arose in the late 1960s and the fate of various reform proposals during the 1970s. Additional chapters focus on the eight campuses to illustrate the forces that drove different kinds of institutions--research universities, college-centered universities, urban private universities and public universities--in responding to the circumstances of the postwar years.

A Guide to Academia

By Prosanta Chakrabarty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118317157
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: a-guide-to-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Guide to Academia is a handbook for all those individuals thinking seriously about going to graduate school. Written by an author with extensive experience navigating the academic world, the book explains all the steps and potential bumps in the road that a student might encounter as they take the plunge into academia. Each chapter begins with a section called the "hard truth," which will help students determine if they are on the right path. Starting with an undergraduate student looking for a graduate school, the reader is taken on a journey up the academic ladder through graduate studies, a postdoctoral fellowship and an assistant professorship. Each chapter gives advice on not only how to survive the current stage but how to get to the next stage quickly. Enhanced with material from the author's own job applications and interview presentations, A Guide to Academia provides concrete examples of the tools needed for a successful career in academia.

From Academia to Entrepreneur

By Eugene Khor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0124167179
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: from-academia-to-entrepreneur.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Academia to Entrepreneur: Lessons from the Real World provides practical advice on entrepreneurship, interspersed with insights the author gained from starting up his own business and in associations with other ventures. These same insights can be applied to bringing a technology concept from academia to an enterprise. A few of the questions From Academia to Entrepreneur: Lessons from the Real World answers: How do I pragmatically appraise business opportunities? What traits should I look for in an enterprise? What can and should I do with my concept while in academia, before entering such an endeavor? How do I overcome risk aversion? And most importantly, why should I be the one to build this business? Provides insights into using academic research as a potential business, meeting the challenges and opportunities in today's academic research environment Offers practical ideas on entrepreneurship Describes how to take a company to financial profit and maintain it Emphasizes the pragmatic details to work through, equipping you with the correct set of tools to build your business

Questing Excellence in Academia

By Knut H. Sørensen,Sharon Traweek
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000529045
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: questing-excellence-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unlike almost most other studies of neoliberal universities and academic capitalism this book ethnographically explores and interprets those transformations and their contradictions empirically in the everyday practices of students, faculty members, and administrators at two public universities: NTNU in Norway and UCLA in California. Differently situated in global political economies, both are ambitious, prosperous campuses. The book refl exively examines their disturbing disputes about quality, competition, and innovation. It argues that some academic, bureaucratic, and corporate university governance practices are both unsustainable and undermining what some university students and faculty already do well: circulate interdisciplinary knowledge and its making globally across the diasporic domains of academia, society, industry, and government while addressing the world’s immediate challenges: power, inequities, and sustainability. It shows the important, strategic work of domesticating, co- morphing, and meshworking at the faultlines of emerging knowledge. This book is for students, faculty, society members, and policy makers who want to engage more effectively with contemporary universities that increasingly serve as busy crossroads for sharing ideas and how to make them. It will be of interest to workers and scholars in the interdisciplinary fi elds of higher education studies, critical university studies, and critical public infrastructure studies, plus science, technology, and society studies.

Beginning a Career in Academia

By Dwayne A. Mack,Elwood Watson,Michelle Madsen Camacho
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317666763
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 867
  • Pdf File: beginning-a-career-in-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This practical guide prepares graduate students of color for their first job in academia and offers strategies for succeeding in the early years of a tenure-track position. Through the voices of faculty who have experienced the rigors of the job search and a career in academia, Beginning a Career in Academia offers advice for graduate students of color on how to transition from graduate school to an academic position. This inclusive volume shares perspectives that vary based on gender, racial, ethnic, generational, and disciplinary backgrounds, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on successful strategies for career readiness and for dealing with marginalization. The authors provide recommendations and tips to enhance the job search, identify campus fit, prepare for the interview and negotiation process, address dynamics of of racial and gender politics, find work-life balance, and demystify the promotion and tenure process. This must-read provides candid advice and mentorship for any graduate students of color embarking on a carreer in academe.

The Soviet Suppression of Academia

By Petr A. Druzhinin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350136158
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Members : 312
  • Pdf File: the-soviet-suppression-of-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Recently, scholarship has paid increasing attention to the Soviet dissident movement that emerged in the mid-20th century; but what, Petr A. Druzhinin asks, happened to those academics who did not form part of this circle? Through its intimate portrayal of the persecution of non-dissident literary scholar Konstantin Azadovsky, The Soviet Suppression of Academia sheds new light on the relationship between power and culture in Soviet Russia. Based on rare access to KGB materials and other sources, this book traces Azadovsky's persecution from the 1960s, when he refused to become a KGB informant, to his arrest on trumped-up drug charges and imprisonment in a labour camp in the 1980s, to his struggle for rehabilitation through the early 1990s. Here, for the first time in English, one of the KGB's secret operations against a prominent intellectual is revealed in full, horrific detail. By telling the fascinating story of an individual's struggle with the powerful state machine, this book provides much-needed insight into the experience of life under KGB monitoring and repression and adds nuance to ongoing debates about the relationship between Soviet intellectuals and the state.

Generation X Professors Speak

By Elwood Watson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810890712
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: generation-x-professors-speak.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled a unique collection of thematically arranged essays by academics that offers insights into the issues, conflicts, and triumphs that epitomize this often overlooked generation. The essays cover topics ranging from career, class, family life, health, music, and physical disabilities to race, religion, and sexuality. Together, the essays define the characteristics and demonstrate the diversity of Generation X, and will appeal to scholars, students, and others interested in social history, psychology, gender studies, and popular culture.

National Minorities in Serbian Academia

By Karolina Lendák-Kabók
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3031023676
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 874
  • Pdf File: national-minorities-in-serbian-academia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers an intersectional analysis of secondary and tertiary educational pathways of ethnic Hungarians, Romanians and Slovaks in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia. After a detailed overview of the legal and institutional context of national minority education in Serbia, the book presents qualitative and quantitative research results to illuminate the often invisible linguistic and cultural barriers that national minority high school graduates, university students and faculty may encounter. The author also focuses on the position of national minority women in Serbian higher education and academia, shedding light on the very gendered nature of the ‘glass ceiling’ that often holds members of national minority communities back from career building. This book will be of interest to policymakers seeking nuanced interpretations of multifocal inequalities, as well as academics in fields such as gender studies, migration studies, minority languages and communities, and the sociology of education.

Higher Education and Working-Class Academics

By Teresa Crew
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303058352X
  • Total of Pages : 147
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: higher-education-and-working-class-academics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines how a working-class habitus interacts with the elite culture of academia in higher education. Drawing on extensive qualitative data and informed by the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the author presents new ways of examining impostor syndrome, alienation and microaggressions: all common to the working-class experience of academia. The book demonstrates that the term ‘working-class academic’ is not homogenous, and instead illuminates the entanglements of class and academia. Through an examination of such intersections as ethnicity, gender, dis/ability, and place, the author demonstrates the complexity of class and academia in the UK and asks how we can move forward so working-class academics can support both each other and students from all backgrounds.

Academia under Attack - Wissenschaft unter Beschuss

By Nepomuk Riva
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
  • Book Code : 3487422816
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : History
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: academia-under-attack-wissenschaft-unter-beschuss.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Unsere Universität hat keinen Tag geschlossen! Wir haben trotz Boko Haram immer weitergemacht.' Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Universität zu Maiduguri im Nordosten Nigerias berichten hier, unter welchen Bedingungen sie seit Ausbruch der gewalttätigen Terrors 2009 leben und arbeiten. Da Boko Haram so viel wie 'Westliche Bildung ist Sünde' bedeutet, war die Universität eines der Hauptziele der islamistischen Gruppe. Die Augenzeugenberichte geben sehr persönliche Einblicke in ihre Lebensumstände und Überlebensstrategien. Es zeigt sich die herausragende Bedeutung, die eine Universität in einer politischen Krise einnehmen kann.****************'As a university, we have never closed for one day! We have been there all this while despite the Boko Haram insurgency.' In this book, academics of the University of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria tell their stories about how they survived the violent movement that started in 2009. With Boko Haram meaning 'Western education is sin' the university was one of the main targets of the Islamist group. The eye-witnesses give insight into their individual experiences and coping strategies. Moreover, it becomes obvious how important a university can be in a time of a political crisis.

Why We Love and Exploit Animals

By Kristof Dhont,Gordon Hodson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351181424
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: why-we-love-and-exploit-animals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique book brings together research and theorizing on human-animal relations, animal advocacy, and the factors underlying exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Why do we both love and exploit animals? Assembling some of the world’s leading academics and with insights and experiences gleaned from those on the front lines of animal advocacy, this pioneering collection breaks new ground, synthesizing scientific perspectives and empirical findings. The authors show the complexities and paradoxes in human-animal relations and reveal the factors shaping compassionate versus exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Exploring topical issues such as meat consumption, intensive farming, speciesism, and effective animal advocacy, this book demonstrates how we both value and devalue animals, how we can address animal suffering, and how our thinking about animals is connected to our thinking about human intergroup relations and the dehumanization of human groups. This is essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences interested in human-animal relations, and will also strongly appeal to members of animal rights organizations, animal rights advocates, policy makers, and charity workers.

Being Feminist, Being Christian

By A. Jule,B. Pedersen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1403983100
  • Total of Pages : 213
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: being-feminist-being-christian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Can a person be Christian and Feminist at the same time? In these extended essays, authors explore the various intersections of feminism, feminist theory and practice, and Christian tradition as it is lived out in the lives of Christian academics.