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The Professor Is In
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The Professor Is In
The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhD. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhD. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any PhD, including writing a foolproof grant application, cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV, acing the job talk and campus interview, and making the leap to nonacademic work when the time is right.
Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhD. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhD. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any PhD, including writing a foolproof grant application, cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV, acing the job talk and campus interview, and making the leap to nonacademic work when the time is right.
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  • Karen Kelsky, PhD, is the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor Is In. A former tenured professor and department head, she has taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Blogger Karen Kelsky is writing for a niche: people in academia who want to snag the few tenure track jobs available in an ever-tightening market. Elizabeth Wiley takes on the voice of the authoritative narrator as former professor Kelsky guides listeners through the hoops of interviewing, publishing, and making career decisions. Wiley's tone is generally concerned and helpful, although she can occasionally come across as chastising or sarcastic. Listeners may be discouraged by some advice: She sometimes suggests that another path might be a good idea. Much of the material is specific to academia, such as the discussion of setting dissertation deadlines, but there's also general advice for job seekers, especially if they're considering a new path. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine
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