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Promotion and Tenure Confidential

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674048782

Publication Date: 11/15/2010


224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 table


This invaluable book asks all the important questions for people starting out on an academic career, and gives thoughtful guidance for arriving at practical, effective answers. I’m buying one for every graduate student and young faculty member I care about.—C.K. Gunsalus, author of The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

This will be an indispensable guidebook for all sorts of young academics—from graduate students bent on high-powered research careers to newly hired professors at liberal arts colleges. Whether it’s about safeguarding your internet profile, dealing with irascible colleagues, or building your tenure case, Perlmutter has great suggestions for managing the fine points of a successful academic career.—James Lang, author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year

This is a great decoder of a book. David Perlmutter explains what’s meant by those mysterious glances, those strange academic terms, the intricacies of teaching and publishing that can baffle and terrify newbies (and even the most seasoned academics). He helps you recognize what’s typical, what’s terrific, and what’s toxic, with understanding and sense of humor—and great stories from the trenches.—Emily Toth, author of Ms. Mentor’s New and Ever More Impeccable Advice for Women and Men in Academia

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