The Landscape For Postdoctoral Fellows: The Invisible Scholars

Paperback | September 1, 2017

byAudrey J. JaegerEditorAlessandra J. Dinin

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The Landscape of Postdoctoral Fellows offers practical solutions and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral fellows in terms of their presence in government, industry and the academy, along with growing issues and concerns and a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers and educators can do to improve the working conditions of postdoctoral fellows. The book includes chapters centered on three themes: the Postdoctoral Landscape, Postdoc Support and Postdoc Career Literacy, Agency and Choice. This comprehensive reference serves as a guide for fellows, individuals who supervise and mentor postdoctoral fellows 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

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The Landscape of Postdoctoral Fellows offers practical solutions and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral fellows in terms of their presence in government, industry and the academy, along with growing issues and concerns and a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers and educators can do to improve th...

Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger, is a Professor of Educational Research and Policy Analysis: Higher Education and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at NC State University. Dr. Jaeger has spent the last decade researching, writing, and presenting on the experiences of graduate students. For the past several years, she has expanded her work t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128131691

ISBN - 13:9780128131695

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Table of Contents

1. Converging History, Policies and Services: Postdoctoral Scholars as Employees or Trainees? 2. Institutional Support, Programs, and Policies for Postdocs 3. Becoming a Legitimate Scientist: Identity and Experiences of Postdocs in Science 4. Postdoc Appointments and Disappointments: Examining Departmental Dynamics in STEM Fields 5. The Stress Runs Downhill: The Impact of Mentor Morale on Postdocs 6. Postdoc Trajectories: Luck, Agency and Persistence! 7. Postdoctoral Career Development: How Did I Get Here, Where Am I Going? 8. Ensuring Fair Pay and Benefits Through Postdoc Unionization