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Post-PhD career trajectories : intentions, decision-making and life aspirations

Author: Lynn McAlpine; Cheryl Amundsen
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: Palgrave pivot.
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This book argues that post-PhD career planning should ideally begin at the same time as the PhD itself. Drawing from ten years of research and stories of close to 50 individuals, each chapter focuses on the stories of individuals who share common career intentions and how they negotiate these both before, during and after their studies. Each career trajectory is different as individuals planned and made decisions in  Read more...
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Title: Post-PhD career trajectories : intentions, decision-making and life aspirations /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn McAlpine; Cheryl Amundsen
ISBN: 9781137576606; 113757660X; 1137576596; 9781137576590
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Content: 1. Overview of book -- 2. Understanding the global context -- 3. Identity-trajectory and career development -- 4. Achieved the vision (non-research teaching) -- 5. Achieved research-teaching (researcher route) -- 6. Achieved research-teaching (non-research routes) -- 7. Maintained the vision but not yet achieved -- 8. Changing career intentions away from academia -- 9. Still looking forward -- 10. Agency and resilience -- 11. Resources.
Description: 1 online resource (124 pages)
Contents: 1. Overview of book -- 2. Understanding the global context -- 3. Identity-trajectory and career development -- 4. Achieved the vision (non-research teaching) -- 5. Achieved research-teaching (researcher route) -- 6. Achieved research-teaching (non-research routes) -- 7. Maintained the vision but not yet achieved -- 8. Changing career intentions away from academia -- 9. Still looking forward -- 10. Agency and resilience -- 11. Resources.
Responsibility: Lynn McAlpine, Cheryl Amundsen.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Additional Physical Format: Print version: McAlpine, Lynn, 1948- Post-PhD career trajectories. London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] (OCoLC)946461631
Year: 2016
Standard Numbers: Stock no: 10.1057/978-1-137-57660-6; National Library: 018912811
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HF5381; Dewey No.: 331.702/35
Series: Palgrave pivot; Variation: Palgrave pivot.
OCLC No.: 956317252

Abstract:

This book argues that post-PhD career planning should ideally begin at the same time as the PhD itself. Drawing from ten years of research and stories of close to 50 individuals, each chapter focuses on the stories of individuals who share common career intentions and how they negotiate these both before, during and after their studies. Each career trajectory is different as individuals planned and made decisions in the face of both expected and unexpected work, personal experiences and responsibilities. The book concludes with resources to help those who are currently planning or reflecting on their own career trajectories. Lynn McAlpine is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Oxford, UK and Professor Emerita at McGill University, Canada. She has received distinguished research awards for her research in which a constant thread has been both how individuals in professional and academic roles engage in and learn from the work they are doing and also how to better support that learning. Cheryl Amundsen is Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She has focused her research on the investigation of how academics think about teaching, including supervision, in relationship to their disciplinary knowledge. Amundsen currently directs a program that supports academics from across disciplines to design and carry out research about teaching and student learning.
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