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					Career Development &
   Grantsmanship
    Academic Careers: Key Issues
•    To PhD or not to
     PhD:
•    I wish I knew
•    If no… what’s next?
•    If yes…
    a.   Where?
    b.   How?
    c.   Who?
    d.   When?
                I wish I knew…
• Any money in this game?
• http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/e
  nglish/publications/salary
  disclosure/2005/univer05.
  html
• What do professors do?
• Research
• Teaching
• Service
• Flexibility: Any 70 hours a
  week 
 If not a PhD… then What?
• MSc as focused
  expertise
• Specialist vs. MBA
  generalist
• Put together with
  experience base
• The DBA as a PhD
  alternative
            If PhD… Where?
• Not where you want
  to end up unless
  more than one school
  in town
• Trickle down of
  graduates
• http://rankings.ft.com/
  rankings/mba/ranking
  s.html
• AACSB
             If PhD… How?
• Coursework Model
  – North American
  – Residential
  – Coursework +
  Comps + Diss
• Non-coursework
  Model
  – Europe & Australia
  – Nonresidential is
  possible
  – Proposal + Diss
             If PhD… Who?
• By your supervisor
  shall ye be known…
• All faculty are risky
  but junior faculty are
  particularly risky
• Supervisor interruptus
  is survivable
• Look for depth in area
  vs. single star
              If Phd… when?
• “Daddy, will I be still
  going to school when
  I’m as old as you?”
• Many come late to
  academia – esp in
  business
• Work/family balance
• Pension / mandatory
  retirement
       Life as a PhD Student?
• “The serious doctoral
  student should think
  twice about having a
  pet.”
• Larry Cummings
  article
• Poem by Amy
  Kenworthy
    OK, I’m ABD… now what?
• DON’T LEAVE!!!!
• Teaching experience
• Presentations / Pubs
• Go on the market
• Your supervisor should
  contact his/her network
• Go to your area’s recruiting
  conference
• http://www.aomonline.org/
Successful Grantsmanship

   Turning Words into Dollars
    Standard Research Grants
• Programmatic
  research
• Detailed (do-able)
  method
• Budget that is heavy
  on grad student
  salaries and light on
  course buy-outs,
  travel and toys
 Standard Grants: Multi-disciplinary
• Dynamic and evolutionary
  models of urban and
                                   • New SSHRC Core
  regional systems                   Value: Interactive
• Principal Investigator: Roger      Engagement
  White (Geography, Memorial
  University)                      • Few and far between
• Status: Co-investigator
• Location: Memorial University;   • Meaningful, intensive
  Research Institute for             and connected:
  Knowledge Systems -
  Maastricht, The Netherlands;     • Networking
  Los Alamos National
  Laboratories - New Mexico,       • Shared infrastructure
  USA
• Awarded budget: $128,000.00      • Global presence
               Strategic Themes
• Challenges and                  • New SSHRC Core Value:
  Opportunities in the              Maximum Knowledge
  Knowledge Based Economy
                                    Impact
• Principal Investigator: Wade
  Locke (Economics, Memorial      • What good is it?
  University)                     • Political agenda
• Status: Co-investigator
                                  • Targeted programs
• Location: Memorial University
  (Arts & Science and Business    • Initiative on the New
  Administration) and Dept. of      Economy
  Development & Rural             • Community-University
  Renewal, Government of
  Newfoundland & Labrador           Research Alliances
• Awarded budget: $495,000.00     • Identify and work with
                                    knowledge ‘users’
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