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A Bibliography of Resources for Recent Ph.D.s: Job Searching, Teaching, Writing, and Publishing

The GDR Office of Admissions and Placement has assembled this list of materials in order to provide a variety of perspectives on key professional concerns for recently graduated Ph.D.s. We hope to make a selection of them available on reserve in the Rose Memorial Library in the near future. Current students are encouraged to review these materials early in their program, and to begin preparing for work beyond Drew.

Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Barnes, Sandra L. On the Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007.

Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009.

Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press, 1990.

Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Brooks, David. “Meeting the Editors.The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 9, 2011. [Advice on meeting with acquisitions editors at conferences, from a grad student perspective.]

Chronicle of Higher Education. “Faculty Salary Explorer” (April 11, 2011).

Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Gulliver, Katrina. “Conducting the International Job Search.The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 18, 2011.

Heiberger, Mary Morris and Julia Miller Vick. The Academic Job Search Handbook. 4th  ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Hume, Kathryn. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities Ph.D.s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Johnson, W. Brad. Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Luey, Beth. Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Mangum, Teresa. “Composing the CV.” Inside Higher Ed (September 16, 2009).

Views of the Classroom.Inside Higher Ed (October 28, 2009). [Advice on composing a teaching philosophy]

Stevens, Dannelle D. Introduction To Rubrics: An Assessment Tool To Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Stylus Publishing, 2004.

Weimer, Maryellen. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

Woolf, Eliza. “Standing out from the Herd.Inside Higher Ed (October 13, 2010). [A top-ten list on brushing up for the fall job season]

Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.

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