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UVA Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs
Graduate Career Development Office

5th floor of New Cabell Hall; email Mr. Russell Rivers at rr3gc@virginia.edu or call at (434) 243-0807

The Graduate Career Development Office office is a centralized resource for all Doctoral and Master’s students at the University of Virginia. Whether pursuing an academic career or exploring the wide diversity of careers outside of academia, our office provides students with up-to-date and relevant resources that will help graduate students make informed career decisions and conduct effective job searches. Students are encouraged to begin using the services of the office early in their graduate careers, which include individual career advising appointments, workshops, electronic resources, and other professional development programs.

This office maintains the online Graduate Guide to assist incoming and enrolled graduate students with adjusting to life in Charlottesville.

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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