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Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

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More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, a keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable maze. In Behind the Academic Curtain, Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life.

While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a nonacademic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, Behind the Academic Curtain is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career.

About the Author

Frank F. Furstenberg is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, most recently Destinies of the Disadvantaged: The Politics of Teenage Childbearing

Table of Contents

Preface

1          Entering Graduate School

2          An Academic Career or Not?

3          Being an Assistant Professor

4          Academic Midlife

5          The Endgame

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226066103
Author:
Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chicago Guides to Academic Life
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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