Career Issues

Bok, Derek. Beyond the Ivory Tower: Social Responsibilities of the Modern University. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Boufis, Christina, and Olsen, Victoria C., eds.On the Market: Surviving the Academic Job Search. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997

Deneef, A. Leigh and Goodwin, Crauford D. The Academic's Handbook. 2nd ed. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.

  • Note Part 3: "Academic Employment" (pp.113-76) and Part 6: "Publishing Research" (pp. 247-94).
  • Ehrmann-Herfort, Sabine, ed. Musikwissenschaft und Berufspraxis. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1996.

  • This volume is a revealing guide to the career opportunities for a musicologist in Germany. The career choices have some correlation to those in the American cultural, but the applications do not translate exactly.
  • Feibleman, Peter J. A Ph.D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1993.

  • While aimed at the sciences, this book is also useful for the humanities.
  • Goldsmith, John A., Komlos, John, and Gold, Penny Schine. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

    Harkness, Helen. The Career Case: Taking Creative Control in a Chaotic Age. Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publishing, 1997.

    Heiberger, Mary Morris, and Vick, Julia Miller. The Academic Job Search Handbook. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

  • The procedures the authors outline apply to many fields and not necessarily limited to the academic setting.
  • Lucas, Christopher J. Crisis in the Academy: Rethinking Higher Education in America. New York: St. Martins Press, 1998.

    Verba, Cynthia. The Ph.D. and Your Career: A Guide for Musicologists. Philadelphia: American Musicological Society, 1980.

  • Verba's publication is available online: Career Guide.

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