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Getting Started in an Academic Career

Barbara Wildemuth, Howard Rosenbaum, Harry Bruce, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Barbara Kwasnik, Edie Rasmussen, Carol Tenopir and Dietmar Wolfram

(Submission #43)


Those who choose an academic career face many challenges in managing that career, particularly in the years prior to tenure. Getting hired into an academic position that fits your intellectual and personal goals is the first hurdle (after completing the dissertation, of course). Learning how to balance the multiple roles that faculty members play (research, teaching, service) requires you to be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as of those of your colleagues and students. Selecting particular publication venues for your work, identifying and working with collaborators, and developing a long-term research plan all affect your research productivity. Seeking grants and managing those received require project management skills, while developing and implementing a new course require knowledge of pedagogy, as well as the topic area. These issues, and others raised by the participants, will be the focus of this panel session.


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