You're Hired! Now What?
"In this guide, Noor, a distinguished teacher, researcher, and mentor in his own right, hones in on exactly what busy new science faculty need to know in their first year on the job. … The book is short (96 pages), and a quick read. The layout of each chapter is easy on the eyes with multiple subtitles, lists of key points, and key ideas in each paragraph highlighted and bolded. [This volume offers] solid, just-in-time strategies and practices extensively tested through the author's personal experience and mentoring of new faculty. You're Hired! Now What? is the perfect getting started manual for STEM graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and new faculty.”
—Mary Deane Sorcinelli, The Quarterly Review of Biology
“Expectations in academic positions range from a focus almost entirely on research to exclusively teaching, with virtually every possible combination in between. Regardless of the type of position one ultimately accepts, the first few months and years are likely similar. Managing time and juggling numerous new responsibilities takes on new meaning. [You're Hired! Now What?] attempts to tackle some of these issues. … Although not exhaustive (which this book is not intended to be), I found the book very informative and have begun implementing some of the suggested strategies myself. This book has forced me to re-evaluate how I approach several facets of my job. … In all, I feel this book should find a place on the bookshelf of all faculty (new and seasoned). Furthermore, this book could serve as a useful complement to any faculty preparation course, but particularly those in the sciences.”
—Matthew E. Gifford, Ecology
“Not every conservation biologist goes into academia, but for those who recently have this book will flatten your learning curve.”
“Reading this book feels much like having a friendly faculty mentor answering your initial questions about the myriad responsibilities of a new professor.”
—Jamie Schwendinger-Schreck, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine