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Starting our careers : a collection of essays and advice on professional development from the young mathematicians' network

Author: Curtis D Bennett; Annalisa Crannell
Publisher: Providence, RI. : American Mathematical Society, ©1999.
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Addresses various aspects of a young mathematician's early career development such as: how do I get good letters of recommendation; how do I apply for a grant; how do I do research in a small  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis D Bennett; Annalisa Crannell
ISBN: 0821815431 9780821815434
OCLC Number: 40901055
Description: xi, 116 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Applying for Jobs. Liberal Arts Marketability / Steve Kennedy. Preparing For A Job In Nonacademics / Stan Benkoski. Getting Good Letters of Recommendation / Annalisa Crannell. Letters of Recommendation Should Be Confidential / Evelyn Hart. And the Two Shall Be as One: Job Sharing in an Academic Department / Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell. My Experience with the Two Body Problem / Jean E. Taylor. The Isolated Body Problem / Raymond Grinnell. Issues at a One-year Position: The Temporary Blues / Kevin Charlwood --
Ch. 2. Industrial Mathematics. Life After Academia / Michael Sand. Two Summer Internships in Industry / Karen Singer-Cohen. Seeking Employment in the Financial Sector / Kevin Madigan. So You Wanna Be an Actuary? / Kevin Madigan. An Interview with Tom Davis at SGI / Tom Davis and Wendy Alexander. An E-mail Interview with Jim Phillips at Boeing / Jim Phillips and Wendy Alexander --
Ch. 3. Life in Small Schools. Mathematics at Smaller Universities (or "Is there life after the Ph.D.?") / Paul Shick. Liberal Arts Colleges: What to Expect and What is Expected / Stan Wagon. Working at Community Colleges / Leonard VanWyk. (More) Observations on Community College Teaching / Tim McNicholl. Time Spent Teaching Is Only Part of Time Spent Working / Evelyn Hart --
Ch. 4. Doing Research. The Good Side of One-year Positions / Daniel Lieman. Finding a Healthy Research Career at a Teaching Institution / John D. Lorch. Getting Started in Research: A personal perspective / Frank Sottile. And Then the Students Knock on Your Door ... / Evelyn Hart. A Research Mentor is a Good Thing to Have (and Other Advice) / Curtis Bennett. Keeping Your Research Alive / Julian Fleron, Paul D. Humke and Lew Lefton / [et al.] --
Ch. 5. What to do with your Research Once You've Done It. Ethical Questions on Discussing Research. 1. Discussing Preliminary Research. 2. Contributing to Joint Papers. 3. Refereeing a Paper with Familiar Results / Todd Wilson, Charles Holland and Steven Krantz / [et al.]. (Re) writing a Thesis, and other Mathematics, for Publication / Curtis Bennett. Where to Publish / Charles Holland. Where to Publish / Steven Krantz --
Ch. 6. Getting Grants. What I Learned Applying for an NSF Grant / Mary Shepherd. When at First You Don't Succeed ... / Curtis Bennett. Apply for an NSF Grant / Daniel Lieman. Grant Writing Basics / Tina Straley. A Perspective on the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF / Robert Molzon --
Ch. 7. Tenure. Interdepartmental Evaluation of Teaching / Leonard VanWyk. The Tenure Chase Papers / Dana Mackenzie --
Ch. 8. The Active Mathematical Community. Getting Involved with the American Mathematical Society / Mark W. Winstead. Participation in the AMS / Jean Taylor. Participation in the MAA / Ken Ross. Beating the Cost of Meetings / Frank Sottile. Math Talks / Curtis Bennett and Frank Sottile. Further on Math Talks / Ken Ross. Organizing a Special Session / Curtis Bennett and Frank Sottile --
Epilogue: A Pep-Talk.
Responsibility: Curtis D. Bennett, Annalisa Crannell, editors.

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