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Marie Iding, professor of educational psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, co-authored Becoming a Professor: A Guide to a Career in Higher Education, a how to book for a career in higher education.

Becoming a Professor: A Guide to a Career in Higher Education is designed for graduate and undergraduate students, instructors, lecturers and new tenure-track professors contemplating careers as professors in post-secondary education at colleges, institutes and universities. The book identifies the kinds of higher education institutions and the types of teaching positions along with the nature of each position’s responsibilities and advantages and disadvantages. It explains how graduate students can promote their future as faculty members while they are still in graduate school and suggests ways to find suitable faculty positions and succeed in the application and interview process.

This book also addresses a range of other matters that influence careers in higher education, such as the tenure and promotion process, how to succeed in other aspects of the professorial role, and how to avoid pitfalls in such positions.

More about the Authors

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Marie Iding

Marie Iding has taught at the UH at Mānoa College of Education for more than 20 years. She has also taught and presented research or workshops in diverse locations around the world, including American Sāmoa, Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia), Vietnam, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, Spain, Portugal, Fiji, Australia, Jamaica, Poland and Scotland.

R. Murray Thomas is professor emeritus of educational psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also directed the program in international education. His list of professional publications exceeds 400, including 59 books for which he served as author, coauthor or editor.

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