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UVA Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

PO Box 400882
1605 Jefferson Park Ave. - New Cabell Hall 574
Charlottesville, VA 22904 - 0882
PHONE: 434-243-0807
EMAIL: gradstudies@virginia.edu

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to creating a University-wide focus on graduate education and postdoctoral training. This office maintains the online Graduate Guide to assist incoming and enrolled graduate students with adjusting to life in Charlottesville.

PhD Plus is housed within this office and is a university-wide initiative to prepare PhD students and Postdoctoral scholars across all disciplines for long-term career success. Whether pursuing an academic career or exploring the wide diversity of careers outside of academia, PhD Plus provides up-to-date and relevant resources that will help students make informed career decisions and conduct effective job searches. PhD Plus also offers many professional development opportunities each semester. Students are encouraged to begin using the services of the office early in their graduate careers, which include individual career advising appointments, a Foundation Series of workshops for first and second-year students, electronic resources, and other professional development programs.

Journals

Books for Beginning Faculty

  • Boice, Robert. Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus (Allyn & Bacon, 2001)
  • Bonetta, Laura (Ed). Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientifıc Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2004).
  • Davidson, Cliff I. and Susan A. Ambrose. The New Professor’s Handbook: A Guide to Teaching and Research in Engineering and Science. Bolton, MA: Anker, 1994.
  • Gibson, Gerald. Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges (Anker, 1992)
  • Goldsmith, John A., John Komlos and Penny Shine Gold. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from GraduateSchool through Tenure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
  • Lang, James M. Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  • Lucas, Christopher, John Murray. New Faculty: A Practical Guide for Academic Beginners (Palgrove, 2002).
  • Menges, Robert J. Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling In, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
  • Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1997.
  • Schoenfeld, Clay and Robert Magnan. Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure. Atwood, 2004.

Books about Academic Job Searches

  • DeNeef, A. Leigh and Crawford D. Goodwin, Eds. The Academic’s Handbook, 2nd Ed. Durhan, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.
  • Formo, Dawn M. and Cheryl Reed. Job Search in Academe: Strategic Rhetorics for Faculty Job Candidates. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 1999.
  • Goldsmith, John A., John Komlos and Penny Shine Gold. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from GraduateSchool through Tenure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
  • Heiberger, Mary Morris and Julia Miller Vick. The Academic Job Search Handbook, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Writing

  • Boice, Robert. Professor as Writers (New Forums Press, 1990)

Career Options

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