Launching My Latest Book

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November 5, 2018
Now is the time to prepare
January 8, 2019

Launching My Latest Book

I’m thrilled to let you know my new book, So You Want to Be a Professor: How to Land Your Dream Job in Academia, just launched!

If you or someone you know ever considered teaching, I hope you read this book. But first, I’d like to share why I wrote it.

Experience has shown me that 9 out of 10 professionals fantasize about being a college professor at some point in their career. Competition for college professor roles is fierce. Few spots open up for even the most experienced practitioners. When they do, there is a long line of people with extensive experience and abilities waiting at the dean’s doorstep.

I had the good fortune of becoming a full-time professor after a thirty-year professional, non-academic career. Many people ask how I made the transition and then ask, “How can I do it, too?”

This book is the first roadmap for working professionals from any field who want to become a college professor, now or later. I’m not aware of another book out there that addresses this topic and sets a path for how to get there.

I hope this book inspires you to prepare no matter when you want to start: now, mid-career, or post retirement. It provides examples of actions to take now to prepare to land — and succeed in — an academic role in the future.

Wondering if college teaching is for you?

Read my book and find out.