School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Resource Library
The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to offer a selection of career development literary resources. Please refer back to this section regularly, as additional resources will be added over time.

Texts may be "checked out" from the SGPS Dean's Office, Room BSB 1.241 or by contacting the Dean's Office at x8493.

The following books are currently available:

  • The Academic Job Search Handbook by Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong (Jun 30, 2008)

  • Academic Scientists at Work by Jeremy Boss and Susan Eckert (May 9, 2006)

  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook Edited by Belinda Lee Huang (October 2015)

  • Alternative Careers in Science, Second Edition: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Scientific Survival Skills) by Cynthia Robbins-Roth (Sep 9, 2005)

  • At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, Second Edition by Kathy Barker (Apr 13, 2010)

  • Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development by Toby Freedman (Mar 13, 2009)

  • Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals by Stephen Rosen and Celia Paul (Oct 27, 1997)

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross (1993)

  • The Course Syllabus - A Learning-Centered Approach, Second Edition by Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara J. Millis, Margaret W. Cohen (2008)

  • Getting Tenure (Survival Skills for Scholars) by Marcia Lynn Whicker, Jennie Kronenfeld and Ruth Ann Strickland (Sep 2, 1993)

  • Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science: A Resource Guide for Pursuing a Non-Traditional Path by Karen Y. Kreeger (1998)

  • How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro and Marsha C. Lovett (2010)

  • How to Succeed in Academics (Successful Career Management) by Edward R.B. McCabe and Linda L. McCabe (1999)

  • Knock 'em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews (Resumes That Knock 'em Dead...) by Martin Yate (Oct 18, 2012)

  • Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists, Second Edition by Carl M. Cohen and Suzanne L. Cohen (2012)

  • Making the Right Moves A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty Second Edition by Burroughs Welcome Fund; Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2006)
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  • McKeachie's Teaching Tips, 14th edition, by Wilbert McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki ()

  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected... by Devora Zack (Jul 27, 2010)

  • A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman (Jan 11, 2011)

  • Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering by Richard M. Reis (Apr 1, 1997)

  • Tools for Teaching, 2nd edition, by Barbara Gross Davis (2009)

  • The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the World’s Leading Career... by Orville Pierson (Dec 16, 2005)

  • Winning the Games Scientists Play by Carl Sindermann and Carl J. Sindermann (Mar 27, 2001)

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