“Overall, this is a useful, practical handbook on academic careers in any specific discipline as well as nonscience fields. Summing Up: Recommended. All students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." (Choice, 1 December 2012)
“The comprehensive overview A Guide to Academiaprovides will be useful to any scientist embarking on a career in academia.” (Science, 8 June 2012)
From the Back Cover
career scientists successfully navigate the ups and downs of academic careers.
A Guide to Academia provides real-life insights and insider tips on everything you didn’t know you needed to know about grad school, postdocs, and academic careers. Chapters give practical and transferable advice on many of the issues you will face in your early academic career from finding an advisor to applying for jobs and giving scientific talks.
Written by a Ph. D. who has traveled down this same career path, and filled with useful real world examples, A Guide to Academia will provide readers with an invaluable head start to their academic career.