The Survival of a Mathematician: From Tenure-Track to EmeritusShare this page
Steven G. Krantz
A successful mathematical career involves doing good mathematics, to
be sure, but also requires a wide range of skills that are not
normally taught in graduate school. The purpose of this book is to
provide guidance to the professional mathematician in how to develop
and survive in the profession. There is information on how to begin a
research program, how to apply for a grant, how to get tenure, how to
teach, and how to get along with one's colleagues. After tenure,
there is information on how to direct a Ph.D. student, how to serve on
committees, and how to serve in various posts in the math department.
There is extensive information on how to serve as Chairman. There is
also material on trouble areas: sexual harassment, legal matters,
disputes with colleagues, dealing with the dean, and so forth.
One of the themes of the book is how to have a fulfilling professional life. In order to achieve this goal, Krantz discusses keeping a vigorous scholarly program going and finding new challenges, as well as dealing with the everyday tasks of research, teaching, and administration.
In short, this is a survival manual for the professional mathematician—both in academics and in industry and government agencies. It is a sequel to the author's A Mathematician's Survival Guide .
Steven G. Krantz is an accomplished mathematician and an award-winning author. He has published more than 150 research articles and over 50 books. He has worked as an editor of several book series, research journals, and for the Notices of the AMS.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The Survival of a Mathematician: From Tenure-Track to Emeritus
- Cover Cover11 free
- Title page iii4 free
- Contents vii8 free
- Preface xiii14 free
- Part I. Simple steps for little feet 118 free
- The meaning of life 320
- Your duties 1532
- Sticky wickets 5774
- Part II. Living the life 7794
- Research 7996
- Beyond research 137154
- Being department chair 169186
- Part III. Looking ahead 245262
- Living your life 247264
- Glossary 269286
- Bibliography 289306
- Index 293310 free
- Back Cover Back Cover1328
Research mathematicians interested in careers in mathematics.
[Krantz] provides very useful advice for research mathematicians. ... It is clear from this book and his others that Krantz loves his profession. ... In short, this would be a perfect graduation gift for a new Ph.D. mathematician, especially if bundled with How to Teach Mathematics.
-- MAA Reviews