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Tomorrow's Professor:Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering

Cover Image Copyright Year: 1997
Author(s): Richard M. Reis
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Engineering Profession ;  General Topics for Engineers
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Abstract

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.

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      Frontmatter

      Page(s): ii - xix
      Copyright Year: 1997

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      The prelims comprise:
      Half Title
      IEEE Press Board Page
      Title
      Copyright
      Dedication
      Contents
      Preface
      Acknowledgments
      Introduction View full abstract»

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      Setting the Stage

      Page(s): 1
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      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. View full abstract»

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      The Academic Enterprise

      Page(s): 3 - 35
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Unlike any Other Institution
      Key Characteristics
      Governance and Decision Making
      Institutional Issues
      A New Look at Scholarship
      Seven Sample Schools
      Vignette #1: A Place for Scholarship in Undergraduate Education
      Summary
      Appendix: Doctorate-Granting Institutions
      References

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      Science and Engineering in Higher Education

      Page(s): 37 - 58
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Comparisons Across the Institution
      Departments of Science
      Departments of Engineering
      Interdisciplinary Collaboration
      Scholarship Across the Disciplines
      Vignette #2: Science at a Metropolitan University
      Summary
      References

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      New Challenges for the Professoriate

      Page(s): 59 - 80
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Forces for Change in Teaching and Research
      Implications for Faculty Scholarship
      Vignette #3: The Laboratory Without Walls
      Summary
      References

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      Preparing for an Academic Career

      Page(s): 81
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Your Professional Preparation Stategy

      Page(s): 83 - 105
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      This chapter contains sections titled: The Decision to Pursue an Academic Career
      Supply and Demand - What is Going on Here?
      The Three-Pronged Preparation Strategy
      Vignette #4: A Ph.D. Career in Industry
      Summary
      References

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      Research as a Graduate Student and Postdoc

      Page(s): 107 - 141
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Choosing a Graduate School or Postdoc Institution
      Choosing a Research Topic
      Choosing a Dissertation Advisor/Postdoc Supervisor
      Writing Your Own Research Proposals
      Carrying Out Your Research - An Example
      Publishing
      Attending Conferences and Other Professional Meetings
      Presentations
      Supervising Other Researchers
      Managing Research Projects and Programs
      Networking
      Vignette #5: The Research Continuum
      Summary
      References

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      Teaching Experiences Prior to Becoming a Professor

      Page(s): 143 - 163
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Why Teach as a Graduate Student or Postdoc?
      Types of Teaching Experiences
      How to Find the Right Teaching Opportunities
      Preparing for a Successful Experience
      Your Teaching Portfolio
      Vignette #6: Teaching as a Postdoc
      Summary
      References

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      Finding and Getting the Best Possible Academic Position

      Page(s): 165
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Identifying the possibilities

      Page(s): 167 - 181
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Explore Now, Search Later
      Deciding What You Want
      Researching What is Out There
      Preparing for the Search
      Vignette #7: From Industry to Academia
      Summary
      References

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      Applying for Positions

      Page(s): 183 - 219
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Preparing Your Application Materials
      The Application Process
      Positions Outside Academia
      Vignette #8: Diversity Issues in the Hiring of Science and Engineering Faculty: An Illustration from Astronomy
      Summary
      References

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      Getting the Results You Want

      Page(s): 221 - 240
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Your Negotiating Approach
      General Principles for Responding to Academic Job Offers
      Dual-Career Couples
      What to Do if You Do Not Get the Offer You Want
      Vignette #9: The Dual-Career Job Search
      Summary
      References

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      Looking Ahead to Your First Years on the Job - Advice from the Field

      Page(s): 241 - 243
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Insights on Time Management

      Page(s): 245 - 260
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Vignette #10: Establish Your Absence
      Vignette #11: Set Long-Term Goals
      Vignette #12: Keep Something on the Burner
      Vignette #13: How to Help New Faculty Find the Time - One Department Chair's Approach
      In Addition: Sources of Faculty Stress, Faculty Efficiency, the Urgency Addiction, and Achieving Balance in Our Lives
      Conclusions
      References

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      Insights on Teaching and Learning

      Page(s): 261 - 287
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Vignette #14: Five Elements of Effective Teaching
      Vignette #15: Developing Engaged and Responsive Learners
      Vignette #16: Team Teaching in an Interdisciplinary Program
      Vignette #17: The Upside-Down Curriculum
      In Addition: Characteristics of Successful Teachers, Course Planning, Teaching, and learning with Technology, and Developing a Teaching Portfolio
      Conclusions
      References

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      Insights on Research

      Page(s): 289 - 307
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Vignette #18: Keeping Your Research Alive
      Vignette #19: A High-Leverage Approach to Industry-University Collaboration
      Vignette #20: Multidisciplinary Research and the Untenured Professor
      Vignette #21: Cross-University Collaborations
      In Addition: Writing Research Papers
      Conclusions
      References

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      Insights on Professional Responsibility

      Page(s): 309 - 325
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Vignette #22: Service to Your Department and Your Profession
      Vignette #23: Consulting and Other Industry Relationships
      Vignette #24: Teaching and learning Standards
      Vignette #25: Professional Responsibility and Academic Duty
      In Addition: Appropriating the Ideas of Others, Conflict of Interest, and Freedom of Information?
      Conclusions
      References

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      Insights on Tenure

      Page(s): 327 - 350
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Setting the Stage
      Vignette #26: Leveraging Wherever Possible
      Vignette #27: Understanding the Priorities
      Vignette #28: A Second Chance at Tenure
      Vignette #29: Taking Another Direction
      Vignette #30: Lessons Learned
      In Addition: The Ten Commandments of Tenure Success, Tenure as a Political Process, and Getting Help Along the Way
      Conclusions
      References

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      Insights on Academia: Needed Changes

      Page(s): 351 - 362
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      This chapter contains sections titled: Helping Graduate Students and Postdocs Prepare for Academic Careers
      Helping Graduate Students and Postdocs Find Academic Positions
      Helping Beginning Faculty Succeed
      Conclusions
      References

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      Possible Items for Inclusion in a Teaching PortfolioFrom R. Edgerton, P. Hutchings, and K. Quinlan, The Teaching Portfolio: Capturing the Scholarship of Teaching, a publication of the AAHE Teaching Initiative, American Association of Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036, 1991,p. 8. Copyright 1991 by the American Association for Higher Education. Reprinted with permission.

      Page(s): 363 - 366
      Copyright Year: 1997

      Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

      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. View full abstract»

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      Statement of Personal Philosophy Regarding Teaching and learningReprinted with permission of Mary Anne Carroll, 1996.

      Page(s): 367 - 368
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Professional Associations for Academic Job Seekers in Science and Engineering

      Page(s): 369 - 372
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Questions to Ask Before Accepting a faculty PositionFrom Is this an offer you can't refuse? Criteria for selecting an engineering faculty position, by Timothy Greene, Marilyn S. Jones, John G. Casali, and Nancy E. Van Kuren, ASEE Prism, pp. 3033, Sept. 1994. Copyright 1994 by the American Society of Engineering Education. Reprinted with permission.

      Page(s): 373 - 379
      Copyright Year: 1997

      Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

      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. View full abstract»

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      Sample Offer letters

      Page(s): 381 - 385
      Copyright Year: 1997

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      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. View full abstract»

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      Elements Found in Most Successful Proposals

      Page(s): 387 - 389
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      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. View full abstract»

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      Common Shortcomings of Grant ProposalsFrom R. V. Smith, Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences. New York: Plenum, 1990, p. 243, Table 122. Copyright 1990 by Robert V. Smith. Reprinted with permission. Smith's table was constructed in part from E.M.Allen, Why are research grant applications disapproved?, Science, vol. 132, pp. 15321534, 1960. Copyright 1960 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reprinted with permission.

      Page(s): 391 - 392
      Copyright Year: 1997

      Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

      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. View full abstract»

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      Index

      Page(s): 393 - 413
      Copyright Year: 1997

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      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. View full abstract»

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      About the Author

      Page(s): 415 - 416
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      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. View full abstract»