“The Professor Is In is the definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job. Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. 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. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options”.

The book addresses issues such as:

  • When, where, and what to publish
  • Writing a foolproof grant application
  • Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV
  • Acing the job talk and campus interview
  • Avoiding the adjunct trap
  • Making the leap to non-academic work, when the time is right

The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author(s): Karen Kelsky

ISBN: 978-0553419429

This is a book not only for entrepreneurship scholars but for academic researchers in general. It is targeted at those who wish to pursue a university career following a PhD.