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  • By Mohammad Naraghi
    Jun 25, 2013
    I‘m an assis. Prof. , so my comments will be from this perspective. I would say the book is a combination of breadth and depth. In the book, I found hints on how to do time management in an academic life, and for those of you who are in academia, I guess you know that life in “academic life” goes well beyond M-F 9-5. So time management is absolutely critical. There was very concise advice on issues about mentoring students, how to be a good teacher, and how to set your priorities as you evolve along your career. The book gives you hints on hiring students, and also how to start the unpleasant conversations, when you think a student is not committed to do the job. There were things that I absolutely loved about this book, like some statistics on papers, students, etc. related to tenure and promotion. Also given how overwhelming the academic life is, especially when you start it, let me finish with this: the book can be read in a few hours, like during a flight from Houston to DC! Also,... More > the chapters of the book have very descriptive titles and I think you can just start reading those chapters that you like.< Less
  • By Abhishek Halder
    Jan 10, 2013
    This book is an absolute gem for anyone wishing to build a successful career in academia: graduate students, postdocs, faculty members: both young and senior. The unique style of writing with personal touch, makes it a charm to read. It's easy to loose focus amid the frustrations and hardships that come with modern day competitive business of academia. This book could be an excellent place to regain the composure and in that sense, worth multiple read at various times of one's career. The only thing I wish to see in a possible future edition of this book, is a chapter on academic career and personal life balance. Nevertheless, in my opinion, any scholar will find the book way more than "very useful", if not "indispensable".
  • By Robyn Woollands
    Aug 27, 2012
    Dr Junkins writes a very interesting book with a lot of excellent advice for young aspiring professors. The humor and personal stories give it a great informal touch. I have passed the book on to several of my friends (fellow grad students) to read. I'd definitely recommend this one!
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April 24, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.4 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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