Author: Wyn Grant with Philippa Sherrington
Contemporary academic life poses a number of challenges to new entrants in the humanities and social sciences, who are expected to balance the demands of research, teaching and management. Managing Your Academic Career draws on interviews with a cross-section of young academics entering the profession today to identify the predominant issues and concerns as they begin to juggle the various components of the job.
The volume discusses all aspects of an academic career. The various career paths available to PhD students are assessed, and thorough treatment is given to the job search itself and the interview process. Subsequently tackled are the problems that may arise in settling into a new post, and common difficulties encountered in teaching, this latter chapter being contributed by Philippa Sherrington, recent recipient of a Warwick Teaching award. The book also offers practical advice on time management, how to get published, supervising PhD students and guidance on the first steps in obtaining research grants.