Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Careers for Physicists

Interested in an academic career in physics? Consider attending a presentation titled "Careers for Physicists: Becoming a Professor" tomorrow afternoon.

Finding a job in academia has become a job--and part of your education. Learning how to market yourself and your research has become a must. The Astronomy Department is currently running a semester-long seminar, taught by post-doc Ben Brown,called "Being a Professional Scientist" that deals with similar issues.

For advice on how to plan a course of study that will lead to teaching your own courses, look into these books!

A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science
Peter J. Feibelman, 2011

How to Succeed as a Scientist: From Postdoc to Professor --also available electronically here.
Barbara J. Gabrys and Jane A. Langdale, 2012

The Academic Job Search Handbook
Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, 2008

Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times
Marc J. Kuchner, 2012

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