The Postdoc Landscape Book

The Postdoc Landscape


  • Author : Audrey J. Jaeger
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128131701

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The Postdoc Landscape offers 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

The Gig Academy Book

The Gig Academy


  • Author : Adrianna Kezar
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421432717

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Ultimately, The Gig Academy is a call to arms, one that encourages non-tenure-track faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative and tenure-track allies to unite in a common struggle against the neoliberal Gig Academy.

The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited Book

The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited


  • Author : Committee to Review the State of Postdoctoral Experience in Scientists and Engineers
  • Publisher : National Academy Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 0309314461

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The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited Excerpt :

"The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" builds on the 2000 report "Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers." That ground-breaking report assessed the postdoctoral experience and provided principles, action points, and recommendations to enhance that experience. Since the publication of the 2000 report, the postdoctoral landscape has changed considerably. The percentage of PhDs who pursue postdoctoral training is growing steadily and spreading from the biomedical and physical sciences to engineering and the social sciences. The average length of time spent in postdoctoral positions seems to be increasing. "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" reexamines postdoctoral programs in the United States, focusing on how postdocs are being guided and managed, how institutional practices have changed, and what happens to postdocs after they complete their programs. This book explores important changes that have occurred in postdoctoral practices and the research ecosystem and assesses how well current practices meet the needs of these fledgling scientists and engineers and of the research enterprise. "The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited" takes a fresh look at current postdoctoral fellows - how many there are, where they are working, in what fields, and for how many years. This book makes recommendations to improve aspects of programs - postdoctoral period of service, title and role, career development, compensation and benefits, and mentoring. Current data on demographics, career aspirations, and career outcomes for postdocs are limited. This report makes the case for better data collection by research institution and data sharing. A larger goal of this study is not only to propose ways to make the postdoctoral system better for the postdoctoral researchers themselves but also to better understand the role that postdoctoral training plays in the research enterprise. It is also to ask whether there are alternative ways to satisfy some of the resea

The Postdoc Landscape Book

The Postdoc Landscape


  • Author : Audrey J. Jaeger
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: College teachers, Part-time
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0128131691

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The Postdoc Landscape Excerpt :

The Postdoc Landscape offers 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

Gender and Precarious Research Careers Book

Gender and Precarious Research Careers


  • Author : Annalisa Murgia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351781411

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Gender and Precarious Research Careers Excerpt :

The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such differences begin to show up. Gender and Precarious Research Careers aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, and springs from a three-year research project across institutions in seven European countries: Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. Examining gender asymmetries in academic and research organisations, this insightful volume focuses particularly on early careers. It centres both on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) fields. Offering recommendations to design innovative organisational policies and self-tailored ‘Gender Equality Plans’ to be implemented in universities and research centres, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Knowledge, Business Studies and Higher Education.

New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education Book

New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education


  • Author : Peter Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198787082

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New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education Excerpt :

The landscapes of higher education have been changing rapidly, with enormous growths in participation rates in many countries across the world, and major developments and changes within institutions. But the languages that we need to conceptualise and understand these changes have not been keeping pace. The central argument in this book is that new ways of thinking about higher education, the new languages of its title, are needed to understand the role of universities and colleges in contemporary society and culture and the global economy, new landscapes. Over-reliance on existing conceptualisations of higher education, has made it difficult to understand fully the nature of 21st-century higher education. It may also have encouraged a view that there is no alternative to the development of more marketized forms of higher education. The analysis offered suggests that the future is much more open. It argues that familiar categories, normally accepted as givens, are actually more fluid. 'Systems' of higher education, whether expressed through direct public funding or through regulatory regimes, are being eroded. 'Institutions', often assumed to be to be given enhanced agency by more corporate forms of management and governance), are no longer powerful actors, if they ever were. 'Research', often corralled by assessment and management systems, is becoming more diffuse and distributed. 'Learning', supposedly more focused on skill outcomes and employability, retains a more broadly educative function. The 'publicness' of higher education has not disappeared as public funding has diminished, but taken on new forms. With contributions from leading figures, drawn from a wide range of countries, this book provides an authoritative analysis of many of the major issues which dominate discussion with respect to policy, practice and research in the field of higher education, and it can expect to become a major source book for all who are interested in the development of higher ed

Questo Book

Questo


  • Author : Antonella Contin
  • Publisher : Maggioli Editore
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9788891609038

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Thinking the Contemporary Landscape Book

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape


  • Author : Christophe Girot
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616895594

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Thinking the Contemporary Landscape Excerpt :

On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Waldheim's Landscape Urbanism Reader, comes another essential reader, . Examining our shifting perceptions of nature and place in the context of environmental challenges and how these affect urbanism and architecture, the seventeen essayists in argue for an all-encompassing view of landscape that integrates the scientific, intellectual, aesthetic, and mythic into a new multidisciplinary understanding of the contemporary landscape. A must-read for anyone concerned about the changing nature of our landscape in a time of climate crisis.

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology Book

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology


  • Author : Erik Svensson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199595372

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The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology Excerpt :

The 'Adaptive Landscape' has been a central concept in population genetics and evolutionary biology since this powerful metaphor was first formulated in 1932. This volume brings together historians of science, philosophers, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists, to discuss the state of the art from several different perspectives.

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States Book

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States


  • Author : Gary W. Barrett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493922758

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History of Landscape Ecology in the United States Excerpt :

This book describes the emergence of landscape ecology, its current status as a new integrative science, and how distinguished scholars in the field of landscape ecology view the future regarding new challenges and career opportunities. Over the past thirty years, landscape ecology has utilized development in technology and methodology (e.g., satellites, GIS, and systems technologists) to monitor large temporal-spatial scale events and phenomena. These events include changes in vegetative cover and composition due to both natural disturbance and human cause—changes that have academic, economic, political, and social manifestations. There is little doubt, due to the temporal-spatial scale of this integrative science, that scholars in fields of study ranging from anthropology to urban ecology will desire to compare their fields with landscape ecology during this intellectually and technologically fertile time. History of Landscape Ecology in the United States brings to light the vital role that landscape ecologists will play in the future as the human population continues to increase and fragment the natural environment. Landscape ecology is known as a synthesized intersection of disciplines; but new theories, concepts, and principles have emerged that form the foundation of a new transdiscipline.

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher Book

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher


  • Author : Kieran Fenby-Hulse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351357302

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Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher Excerpt :

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher documents experiences and perspectives on the emerging concept of research impact from a range of disciplines and places them within an analytical and critical discursive framework. Combining personal reflections with research essays, it provides the reader with a multi-dimensional perspective on research impact and how it connects to the research lives and practice of early career researchers. Research impact is playing an ever-increasing role in international research policy and government strategy. This book: Explores the arrival of impact into the national research consciousness Discusses how to build capacity and skills within research impact and how this might impact academic career progression in an international job market Offers advice on balancing national expectations with institutional expectations on research in terms of funding and career progression Offers suggested ways forward whilst actively challenging what constitutes research impact Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher provides a much-needed research base for studies of research impact and the extent to which it has altered, changed, and influenced the research practice of early career academics. It is an essential guide for any new and early career researchers wishing to navigate the complex landscape in order to meaningfully contribute to the impact agenda.

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management Book

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management


  • Author : Ibraiz Tarique
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315474694

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The Routledge Companion to Talent Management Excerpt :

The field of Talent Management has grown and advanced exponentially over the past several years as organizations, large and small, public and private, global and domestic, have realized that to gain and sustain a global competitive advantage, they must manage their talents effectively. Talent Management has become a major theoretical and empirical topic of intellectual curiosity from various disciplinary perspectives, such as human resource management, arts and entertainment management, international management, etc. This Companion is an indispensable source that provides an authoritative, in-depth, and comprehensive examination of emerging Talent Management topics. Divided into five thematic sections that provide a unique overarching structure to organize forty-one chapters written by leading and renowned international scholars, this Companion assesses essential knowledge, trends, debates, and avenues for future research in a single volume: Evolution and Conceptualization of Talent Management; The External Context of Talent Management; The Internal Context of Talent Management; Individuals, Workforce, and Processes of Talent Management; and Outcomes of Talent Management. In this way, the Companion is essential reading for anyone involved in the scholarly study of Talent Management, including academic researchers, advanced postgraduate and graduate students, and management consultants. For further debate on Talent Management, readers might be interested in the supplementary volume Contemporary Talent Management: A Research Companion, sold separately.

The Social Structures of Global Academia Book

The Social Structures of Global Academia


  • Author : Fabian Cannizzo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429879876

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The Social Structures of Global Academia Excerpt :

Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students and policymakers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically advanced knowledge industry has undergone transformations that cross national borders. The future of knowledge production, social development, prosperity and the freedom of ideas are caught in the swelling of global tides. The Social Structures of Global Academia exposes readers to a variety of issues that are impacting academics across the globe. The volume includes contributions by leading social scientists and innovative research from emerging scholars. Its anchoring themes include academic ethics, the affective cultures of scholarship, changing funding structures and social control of the currents of scholarly life. Giving readers an overview of the growing field of critical studies of academia, The Social Structures of Global Academia will appeal to students and scholars seeking to understand more of the burgeoning field of critical sociologies of higher education, and general readers interested in contemporary knowledge about universities, science and the people who make it their passion. It will also appeal to policymakers who are invested in trying to make universities more viable places to work.

Photographs Across Time  Studies in Urban Landscapes Book

Photographs Across Time Studies in Urban Landscapes


  • Author : Mary J. Thornbush and Sylvia E. Thornbush
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608059843

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Photographs Across Time Studies in Urban Landscapes Excerpt :

Photographs Across Time: Studies in Urban Landscapes presents a record of urban environments in Britain, including Oxford, York, Scarborough, Dunbar, Edinburgh, and Inverness. It is a unique demonstration of how digital photography bridges urban landscape studies with archaeology and heritage studies. The book revisits several landscape and weathering studies in churchyards throughout England and Scotland in the UK. The book explains cross temporal and archival applications of digital photography and explores the archaeological use of photographs. Readers can also learn about issues related to creating and maintaining digital records as well as issues relevant to heritage sustainability. Researchers, landscape experts and professional photographers as well archivists will find Photographs Across Time as a handy reference for quantitative geomorphological studies on English heritage sites and the qualitative realm of historical archaeology.

Quality Management in Archaeology Book

Quality Management in Archaeology


  • Author : Willem Willems
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-06-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782975724

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Quality Management in Archaeology Excerpt :

Quality Management in Archaeology deals with the effects of the profound changes that have had an impact on the discipline of archaeology all over the world. In North America, in Europe and increasingly in other parts of the world, new legislation and international treaties have changed its position in society. What was once a university based research activity by a limited number of academics has become a socially relevant field with many practitioners that are mostly employed in some branch of archaeological resource management. Archaeology has been successful in persuading governments and the general public that more should be done to preserve archaeological heritage and to investigate it where it will be irretrievably lost. The scale and frequency of archaeological work has increased vastly, at considerable cost to society. Consequently, there is pressure to do the work efficiently and economically. At the same time, academic standards have to be maintained to assure that the end result will be the relevant knowledge about the past that society pays for. Different countries have found different approaches and solutions to deal with this dilemma. Sometimes commercial archaeology is allowed, sometimes it is not, but in every national context quality has to be managed in some way. This book presents a survey by specialists from the US, Canada, and several European countries on how this is done, what the principles are, and also the priorities. It will be useful for anyone interested in archaeological resource management.