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Books for Career Related Information

All of the following books can be found in the MCW Todd Wehr Library.

Non-Academic Careers

Guide to Nontraditional Careers in ScienceGuide to Nontraditional Careers in Science

Karen Young Kreeger
Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis 1999

This book was written for the purpose of stimulating graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to consider careers outside of academia.

Todd Wehr Library Call #: Q 147 K92g 1999 / ISBN: 1560326700



Alternative Careers in ScienceAlternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower

Cynthia Robbins-Roth
San Diego: Academic Press 1993

This is a multi-authored text, providing a perspective on 22 nonacademic career tracks. Although the term alternative careers is a misnomer, the descriptions of these career possibilities along with the attendant qualifications and expectations is very useful.

Todd Wehr Library Call #: Q 149 A466 1998 / ISBN: 0125893752



Academic Careers

The Academic Job Search HandbookThe Academic Job Search Handbook

Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick
Philadelphia, PA: University Of Pennsylvania Press 2001

This is a comprehensive resource which starts with information on the structure of academic careers, the hiring process, and planning your job search. It deals extensively with vitae including a discerning gem of advice to tailor your vita to each position for which you apply. There are also chapters on interviewing, accepting/rejecting job offers, and additional guidance for special situations such as dual career couples, foreign nationals, etc.

Todd Wehr Library Call #: LB 2331 H465a 2001 / ISBN: 0812217780


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

Richard M. Reis
New York: Wiley Interscience 1997

This is a well-written book on how to prepare, compete, and succeed in an academic career. It provides some perspective with an overview of the modern academic enterprise. The author walks systematically through the stages of a scientific career including preparation, applying for positions, first years on the job, and achieving tenure.

Todd Wehr Library Call #: Q 149 R375t 1997 / ISBN: 0780311361


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