This candid, pull-no-punches book answers questions big and small, including
• Should I go to graduate school—and what will I do once I get there? • How much does a PhD cost—and should I pay for one? • What kinds of jobs are there after grad school, and who gets them? • What happens to the people who never get full-time professorships? • What does it take to be productive, to publish continually at a high level? • What does it take to teach many classes at once? • What does it take to succeed in graduate school? • How does “publish or perish” work? • How much do professors get paid? • What do search committees look for, and what turns them off? • How do I know which journals and book publishers matter? • How do I balance work and life?
This realistic, data-driven look at university teaching and research will make your graduate and postgraduate experience a success.
Here is my blurb:
“In Good Work If You Can Get It, Jason Brennan tells it like it is. You will get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This is the one book to read about trying to become a professor.”