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Post-PhD Career Trajectories

Intentions, Decision-Making and Life Aspirations

Authors: McAlpine, Lynn, Amundsen, Cheryl

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  • Follows nearly 50 individuals as they explore employment options after finishing their PhDs
  • Uses real-life stories to examine the difficulties and rewards in pursuing a career in academia
  • Provides invaluable resources to help the reader reflect upon their own career trajectory
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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 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. 

About the authors

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.  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-PhD Career Trajectories
Book Subtitle
Intentions, Decision-Making and Life Aspirations
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57660-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57660-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57659-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 124
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