7. Assistant Professor

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch7

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

How to Cite

Chakrabarty, P. (2012) Assistant Professor, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch7

Author Information

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960417

Online ISBN: 9781118317211

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Keywords:

  • assistant professor, the hard truth in being one;
  • negotiating start-up packages, finding a place to live;
  • finding out what is expected of one in the tenure;
  • H-index of one's publications, citations in publications;
  • indexed journals, being considered;
  • calculating one's H-Index, citations in publications;
  • start-up funds, normally having an expiry date;
  • hiring people, conferences, places for finding someone to hire;
  • biggest burden, pressure felt in pre-tenure, of getting one's grant;
  • mentoring committees, reviews

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth of Being an Assistant Professor

  • Negotiating Start-Up

  • Other Considerations Before You Actually Start Your New Job

  • How to Spend Your Money and What to Expect

  • The First Year

  • Hiring People (Technicians, Students)

  • Finding Graduate Students

  • Making a New Course

  • Service

  • Getting Your First Grant

  • Getting Papers Out

  • Mentoring Committees, Reviews

  • Tenure Package and Reviews

  • Summary