Titel: The Road to Tenure
Interviews, Rejections, and Other Humorous Experiences.
Herausgegeben von Erin Marie Furtak, Ian Parker Renga
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
2. April 2014 - kartoniert - 154 Seiten
The Road to Tenure offers humorous recollections of the messiness and confusion that fill the days of a pre-tenure academic-from graduate school through the postdoc and into the assistant professor days. The book's three sections roughly map onto the chronology of academic life, beginning with graduate school and the job search experience; followed by teaching, research, and service; and finally the challenges of family and academic identity.
The book is not a how-to, nor does it emphasize "lessons learned" on the way to tenure. Instead, the collection earnestly, and with good humor, captures a significant and meaningful slice of the experience of pursuing academia in contemporary colleges and universities. For the doctoral student or newly hired faculty member, these essays will provide some comfort with their implicit suggestion that, while it's certainly hard work, you are not alone.
Introduction By Erin Marie Furtak and Ian Parker Renga
Section 1: Startup Costs Warning: Scholarship Can Be Hazardous for Your Health By Ian Parker Renga Lucy and the Football: My Search for a Job in a Charlie Brown World By Steve Newton Chocolate Frosting & The Art of Interviewing By Heather M. Bandeen Changing Clothes in the Phone Booth By Jessalynn Strauss
Section 2: Occupational Dissonance Whose class is it anyway? By Julie C. Mitchell When Homer Simpson Writes Homer's Iliad: Preventing Plagiarism while Keeping Your Promotion By Troy Appling How Not to Teach a Class By Andrew Shtulman Publish, Perish, or Apply for Social Security: Reflections on the Tenure Process By Logan Greene The Life of the Mind...In the Company of Others By Amanda Jansen
Section 3: Professors Are People, Too The Village Idiot By Erin Marie Furtak Hot Mess Times Three By Hindi Krinsky Who's Pro-creating Now?: Two Sides of Parenting in the Academe By Lara Narcisi and Scott Dimovitz How I Got Dismissed from Jury Duty: A Reflection on Philosophy and Public Life By Rick Anthony Furtak Acknowledgements
Erin Marie Furtak is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds degrees in Biology (B.A., University of Colorado), Education (M.A., University of Denver), and Curriculum and Teacher Education (Ph.D., Stanford University). She currently studies reforms in middle and high school science teaching, exploring different ways that teachers can be supported to improve their teaching practice and how this relates to student learning. She lives in Golden, Colorado, with her husband and two young children, and spends a fair amount of her free time trying to have a sense of humor about her profession. Ian Parker Renga is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a B.S. in biology and B.A. in fine art from Indiana University (2001) and a Masters degree in education from Harvard University (2005). Before returning to graduate school to study teaching and teacher education, he was a paraeducator and autism specialist in Bellingham, Washington and a middle school science and math teacher in Blacksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Katie, and their dog, Tumble, live in Lafayette, Colorado.