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Short Synopsis
The Professor Is In is the definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs, and anyone else who is eager to turn their PhD into their ideal job.

Full Synopsis
Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhD. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration.

Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhD. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any PhD, including writing a foolproof grant application, cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV, acing the job talk and campus interview, and making the leap to nonacademic work when the time is right.

"Wiley's tone is generally concerned and helpful…" ---AudioFile

"For those students---and anyone who cares about them---his cogent, illuminating book will be indispensable." ---Kirkus

"Kelsky offers wide-ranging, valuable advice and an important perspective for job seekers." ---Booklist

"[T]he advice illuminated here will benefit all doctoral students and adjuncts contemplating or pursuing a tenure-track career." ---Library Journal

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author Karen Kelsky

Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley

Publication date Oct 20, 2015

Running time 15 hrs

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