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Author Reis, Richard M., 1941- author.

Title Tomorrow's professor : preparing for academic careers in science and engineering / Richard M. Reis ; IEEE Education Society, sponsor
Published New York : IEEE Press ; New York : Wiley-Interscience, [1997]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 416 pages) : illustrations
Contents PART I. Setting the Stage -- Chapter 1. The Academic Enterprise -- Chapter 2. Science and Engineering in Higher Education -- Chapter 3. New Challenges for the Professoriate -- PART II. Preparing for an Academic Career -- Chapter 4. Your Professional Preparation Strategy -- Chapter 5. Research as a Graduate Student and Postdoc -- Chapter 6. Teaching Experiences Prior to Becoming a Professor -- PART III. Finding and Getting the Best Possible Academic Position -- Chapter 7. Identifying the Possibilities -- Chapter 8. Applying for Positions -- Chapter 9. Getting the Results You Want -- PART IV. Looking Ahead to Your First Years on the Job--Advice from the Field -- Changing Gears -- Chapter 10. Insights on Time Management -- Chapter 11. Insights on Teaching and Learning -- Chapter 12. Insights on Research -- Chapter 13. Insights on Professional Responsibility -- Chapter 14. Insights on Tenure -- Chapter 15. Insights on Academia: Needed Changes -- PART V. Appendixes -- Appendix A. Possible Items for Inclusion in a Teaching Portfolio -- Appendix B. Statement of Personal Philosophy Regarding Teaching and Learning -- Appendix C. Professional Associations for Academic Job Seekers in Science and Engineering -- Appendix D. Questions to Ask Before Accepting a faculty Position -- Appendix E. Sample Offer Letters -- Appendix F. Elements Found in Most Successful Proposals -- Appendix G. Common Shortcomings of Grant Proposals
Update 2012 and Beyond (online only): 1. Preface to the eBook edition -- 2. Chapter 16: Recent changes in higher education that can impact your preparation for an academic career -- 3. Helpful Internet links for Chapters 1-15
Summary "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 more 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. 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."--Publisher's description
Notes Update 2012 and Beyond (online only): ©2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Science -- Vocational guidance -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Science -- Vocational guidance -- Canada -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Engineering -- Vocational guidance -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Engineering -- Vocational guidance -- Canada -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
College teaching -- Vocational guidance -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
College teaching -- Vocational guidance -- Canada -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Vocational guidance.
Vocational Guidance
Career Choice
vocational guidance.
SCIENCE -- Study & Teaching.
Vocational guidance
Science -- Vocational guidance
Engineering -- Vocational guidance
College teaching -- Vocational guidance
Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author IEEE Education Society.
ISBN 9780470546727