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By Rebecca Boden, Debbie Epstein, Jane Kenway

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- construction Your educational Career

This quantity encourages you to take a proactive method of getting what you will have out of educational paintings when being a very good colleague

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- Getting begun On Research

In distinction to the various books to be had on suggestions of knowledge assortment and research, this quantity offers with the numerous different useful concerns round really doing research

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- Writing for Publication

This publication offers with a couple of regularly occurring matters round educational writing and considers writing refereed magazine articles, books and e-book chapters intimately in addition to different, much less universal, sorts of e-book for academics

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- educating and Supervision

This quantity is on offers reasons and attainable concepts designed to make your instructing and supervision paintings much less burdensome, extra lucrative (for you and your scholars) and manageable.

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- profitable and dealing with learn Funding

The strain to win investment to do study is felt by way of approximately all lecturers around the world. This booklet info recommendations that you just may possibly undertake to get your study initiatives funded, and deal with your examine initiatives when they are funded.

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- construction Networks

Having strong networks is essential to reaching what you will have in academia. This publication describes the types of networks that you just may perhaps construct throughout a number of settings, talks in regards to the professionals and cons concerned and provides functional advice on networking activities.

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Third, successful research collaborations can be fruitful in developing the general networks to which you belong and in opening up particular opportunities for interesting research or even jobs in the future. Your name on things is an important part of building your research reputation and career. Make sure that you get appropriate recognition for research outputs such as books, chapters, journal articles, reports, videos, etc. We give further advice on authorship in Writing for Publication. qxd 10/20/2004 3:49 PM Page 38 38 Building Your Academic Career • • • and are named as the principal researcher or, at the very least, as an equal co-researcher.

It’s good to get involved in teaching innovations but don’t get involved in every new fad and fancy. Appropriate amounts of such work will give you a better return in terms of job satisfaction and will provide rich material for your CV or résumé. Maintain your interest. Like any regular meal, most degree programmes (especially at undergraduate level) include the staple core elements (mashed potato or Sociology I) and some choices to suit individual tastes (stewed rabbit or the Sociology of Sexuality).

At the same time, you will need to be adaptive, finding ways to fit your interests to what can be supported and, if necessary, funded. As you develop an established reputation for research and become more senior, you may also wish to support less experienced colleagues by participating in their projects at their request. Whatever your position, you need to be aware of the research environment and the demands of your own government, region and university. And finally, if you want advancement in your career, make sure that your research works for you in terms of developing your profile and establishing the necessary networks of contacts that will be essential in getting promoted or getting a new job.

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