I SEE THAT AMAZON IS NOW SELLING IT AHEAD OF PUBLICATION.
The product of a lifetime of experience in American universities, The Scholar’s Survival Manual offers advice for students, professors, and administrators on such matters as the path to becoming a professor, getting tenured, and making visible contributions to scholarship, as well as serving on promotion and tenure committees. Martin H. Krieger covers a broad cross section of the academic experience from a graduate student's first foray into the job market through retirement. Because advice is notoriously difficult to take and context matters a great deal, Krieger has allowed his ideas to percolate through dozens of discussions. Some of the advice is instrumental and on matters of expediency; some demands the highest aspirations. Readers may open the book at any place and begin reading; for the more methodical there is a detailed table of contents. Krieger’s tone is direct, an approach born of the knowledge that students and professors too often ignore suggestions that would have prevented them from becoming academic roadkill. This essential book will help readers sidestep a similar fate.
"Original and insightful... Krieger provides a very demystifying account of how the university professoriat works and practical advice on how academics can successfully navigate through their university tenure and promotion process.... A how-to guide for all academics who are navigating their careers through a previously uncharted lost civilization called the tenure and promotion process." —John Gaber, University of Arkansas
About the Author
Martin H. Krieger is Professor of Planning in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has taught at Berkeley, Minnesota, MIT, and Michigan and has served for many years on university promotion and tenure committees. He is author of Doing Physics (second edition, IUP, 2012), Constitutions of Matter, and Doing Mathematics, among other books.