Professional Resources

Part of the learning process of becoming a scientist is through apprenticeship, when you learn from your mentor. But that doesn't cover everything, so where can you go to learn more?

There are a wide variety of professional resources for scientists available both online and in print. I've included the ones I think are best, that I actually read and return to.

Web Sites

The Scientist's Guide to Traditional and Alternative Careers
Also teaching and writing

Women in Biology Internet Launch Page
Issues facing women in science, has good job hunting advice for everyone

A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence
by Barbara Gross Davis, Lynn Wood, Robert C. Wilson

The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network
Advice and job listings

Government job listings

Job listings from Science

Math, science and engineering career resources


Tomorrow's Professor : Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering by Richard M. Reis
This is the best single book I've read on the subject.

Teaching Tips : Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Wilbert J. McKeachie, Graham Gibbs
Have you noticed they don't teach professors how to teach?

Handbook on Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses: A Survival Training Manual by Gordon E. Uno
Originally written for his TAs, has quite a bit of good stuff for the low price.

Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia by Emily Toth
Lighter, but still very good advice, mostly. Also see the on going column at the Chronicle website.

Winning the Games Scientists Play by Carl J. Sindermann