Chapter 16. Careers in Academe

  1. Dr. Jeffrey L. Helms Associate Professor specialist psychologist member and
  2. Dr. Daniel T. Rogers Assistant Professor psychologist member

Published Online: 28 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch16

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

How to Cite

Helms, J. L. and Rogers, D. T. (2010) Careers in Academe, in Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch16

Author Information

  1. Kennesaw State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190640

Online ISBN: 9781444320718



  • careers in academe - academe, higher education, community and environment;
  • academic employment and types of settings;
  • community colleges and technical schools - same vocational training programs;
  • professorial activities - teaching, supervision and mentoring, research and professional service domains;
  • “working conditions” - actual work space, lighting and air quality;
  • educational degree and training needed;
  • visiting faculty, contracted for specified length of time;
  • mean salaries of assistant professors - based on settings;
  • job search strategies - informal strategies, use of Internet, faculty advisors, newspaper classified advertisements;
  • posttenure review - carried out every 5 years


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Academe Defined

  • Employment Settings

  • Professorial Activities

  • Working Conditions

  • Educational Degree and Training Needed

  • Rank

  • Salaries

  • Finding Employment

  • You Do Not Just Get to Stay!

  • Working in the Teaching Area With a Bachelor's Degree

  • Being an Academic Psychologist: A Great Career Choice: Randolph A. Smith

  • Professional Spotlight: Janie H. Wilson, PhD

  • Suggested Exercises

  • Suggested Readings

  • References

  • Resources