The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars by Audrey J. JaegerThe Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars by Audrey J. Jaeger

The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars

byAudrey J. JaegerEditorAlessandra J. Dinin

Paperback | October 24, 2017

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The Postdoc Landscapeoffers historical, international, and domestic examples, solutions, and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral scholars in terms of their presence in government, industry, and the academy. Growing issues and concerns are identified with a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers, and educators can do to improve the working conditions of postdoctoral scholars.

The book includes chapters centered on three themes: the Postdoc Landscape, Postdoc Support and Postdoc Career Literacy, Agency and Choice.

This comprehensive reference serves as a guide for scholars, individuals who supervise and mentor postdoctoral scholars and policymakers.



  • Outlines practical tools to help universities and organizations develop an infrastructure for supporting postdocs
  • Identifies the challenges that postdocs face and offers strategies on how to address the challenges
  • Includes a diverse range of voices and experiences from leading experts in the field
Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is a Professor of Higher Education and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at NC State. She also directs the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), an organization focusing on campus climate survey administration. By conducting research on leadership and institutional effect...
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Title:The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible ScholarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128131691

ISBN - 13:9780128131695

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Table of Contents

1.History and Evolution of the Postdoctoral Scholar in the United States 2.A Review of Postdoc Reforms in the United States and the Case of the Fair Labor Standards Act Updates of 2016 3.Institutional Support, Programs, and Policies for Postdoctoral Training 4.Postdoc Scholars in S&E Departments: Plights, Departmental Expectations, and Policies 5.Proactive Postdoc Mentoring 6.Career Coherence, Agency, and the Postdoctoral Scholar 7.European Cross-National Mixed-Method Study on Early Career Researcher Experience 8.Postdoc Trajectories: Making Visible the Invisible 9.Global Perspectives on the Postdoctoral Scholar Experience