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Plate Spinning: A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving as an Engineering/Science Academic

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posted on 2021-01-07, 09:49 authored by Siddharth PatwardhanSiddharth Patwardhan, Adam T. Clare
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This document is intended as a frame of reference and a quick-start guide for new appointees in Science and Engineering to make sense and success of their first five years following appointment. The secret recipe for rocketing to a professorial appointment will not be found in these pages, but key points and strategies which benefited the authors forms the basis of discussion – these can also be viewed as “I wish I was told this when I started”. Where evidence beyond the anecdotal is available and substantiates claims made to this effect, they are presented. These have been selected from useful resources, which may provide useful further reading.


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