Chapter 6. Reconfiguring the Profession: The (Uncertain) Path to a Professorship

  1. Daniel R. Schwarz

Published Online: 20 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304831.ch6

In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century

In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century

How to Cite

Schwarz, D. R. (2009) Reconfiguring the Profession: The (Uncertain) Path to a Professorship, in In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304831.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130981

Online ISBN: 9781444304831

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Keywords:

  • reconfiguring the profession - the (uncertain) path to professorship;
  • graduate education in graduate school;
  • choosing a dissertation topic;
  • process of writing dissertations;
  • more competitive job markets and more important the interview process;
  • academic careers;
  • succeeding professionally and balancing teaching and writing;
  • retirement age for academics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Career Embarkation: Applying to Graduate School

  • What Happens in Graduate School

  • Choosing a Dissertation Topic

  • Writing Dissertations

  • Interviewing: Some Advice to Job Candidates

  • Academic Careers

  • Succeeding Professionally: Balancing Teaching and Writing

  • Retirement