With real-world advice from professionals in the field, this Handbook provides step-by-step guidance to approaching tasks and challenges that face academic faculty members, such as interviewing for positions, evaluating contracts and offer letters, reading and preparing a basic budget, giving feedback, and engaging in self-care.
Working in academic psychiatry is fulfilling, replete with extraordinary colleagues and inspiring opportunities for meaningful work and professional growth. Even so, getting started in an academic career can be a bit unsettling. After years of education, a new faculty member may feel unprepared for the everyday duties associated with a different academic role -- negotiating with the chair, writing letters of recommendation for students, participating on committees with colleagues, and balancing personal and professional life.
The Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, provides real-world advice with compassion. Readers will find just what they need when they need it: step-by-step guidance to approaching the tasks and challenges that face them, questions to discuss with mentors and colleagues, and professionally vetted online career development resources. Readers will also hear the voice of sympathetic, experienced academic clinicians who share how best to navigate challenging situations encountered in academic settings. Each chapter features: Smart Strategies: A list of specific actions readers can take to reach their professional goals Questions to Discuss with a Mentor or a Colleague: A list of questions that simplifies and normalizes the process of soliciting career advice and assistance Additional Resources: A collection of the most recent and innovative websites, books, and articles that will assist readers on their career path, even after they've finished reading the book
Readers who seek out the advice in this book will find that they are better equipped to forge their academic careers -- and flourish.
ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Getting StartedChapter 1. Approaching Your Academic CareerChapter 2. Strategies for Academically Oriented Residents in PsychiatryChapter 3. Strategies for Faculty Who Self-Identify as Belonging to Underrepresented GroupsChapter 4. Strategies for Psychologists and Other Health ProfessionalsChapter 5. Strategies for Those With Nontraditional Paths to Academic PsychiatryPart II: Getting ThereChapter 6. Preparing Your Curriculum VitaeChapter 7. Interviewing for an Academic PositionChapter 8. Evaluating Your Contract or Letter of OfferPart III: Once You Are ThereChapter 9. Managing Your TimeChapter 10. Reading and Preparing a Basic BudgetChapter 11. Aligning Your Goals With Those of Colleagues, the Department, and the InstitutionChapter 12. Understanding and Preparing for the Process of Academic PromotionChapter 13. Negotiating with the Department ChairChapter 14. Developing Your Ethics SkillsPart IV: Becoming an EducatorChapter 15. Giving FeedbackChapter 16. Clinical SupervisionChapter 17. Teaching and Helping Others to LearnChapter 18. Teaching in Small Group SettingsChapter 19. Writing Test Questions and Constructing AssessmentsChapter 20. Writing and Reading Letters of RecommendationPart V: Developing Your Academic SkillsChapter 21. Publishing a Manuscript Chapter 22. Serving as a Manuscript ReviewerChapter 23. Approaching Your First Grant Application and the Grant Review ProcessChapter 24. Approaching Research, Evaluation, and Continuous Quality Improvement Projects Part VI: Continuing to Grow ProfessionallyChapter 25. Approaching Certification and Maintenance of CertificationChapter 26. Being a Good Mentor and ColleagueChapter 27. NetworkingChapter 28. Leadership in Psychiatry: Principles, Role Models, and Challenges in Child PsychiatryChapter 29. Taking Care of YourselfChapter 30. Fostering a Positive Early Career Academic EnvironmentIndex