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Academic Career Profiles

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. One way to assess whether a particular career track might be right for you is to read about the lives of people who have chosen that track – what they do day to day, what the challenges and rewards of their jobs are, and so on. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. You can search the collection by highest degree granted (by their department), by typing text into the search box, or just by browsing.

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Career Profile: Matthew Kirby part of Career Profiles
Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to teach. But, it was not until my junior year at Hamilton College that I knew I wanted to teach at the college level. As a junior (1992), Dr. Eugene Domack offered me the ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Jennifer Anderson part of Career Profiles
I grew up in eastern Wisconsin and went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for my undergraduate degrees. I wanted to be an astronomer, so I started as an Astrophysics and Physics major. In my third year, ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Sara Rathburn part of Career Profiles
BS, MS and PhD in geology, with MS and PhD concentrations in fluvial geomorphology. I completed both my BS and PhD at Colorado State University, and my MS at University of Arizona.

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Rajul Pandya part of Career Profiles
I did graduate work at the University of Washington investigating the large-scale organization of thunderstorms. During a post-doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), I had the chance to teach ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic, Career Profile

Career Profile: Ankur Desai part of Career Profiles
Unlike most of the students who apply to our Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences graduate program, I was not obsessed with the weather since I was 6. I liked nature, especially the beaches and forests of New Jersey ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jennifer Wenner part of Career Profiles
My educational path was somewhat winding and twisted. I attended Carleton College and started out as a French major. In my sophomore year, I spent 6 months in France and while there, decided that I really loved ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Jenny Furlong part of Career Profiles
I am not a geoscientist, but I work with geoscience graduate students as a university career counselor. I earned my bachelor's degree in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, and my Ph.D. in ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Wayne Powell part of Career Profiles
I earned my BS at the University of Toronto and my MS and PhD at Queen's University at Kingston. I was initially focused on mineral exploration, and worked summers for government surveys and mineral ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Devin Castendyk part of Career Profiles
In 1996, I received a BA in Geology from Hartwick College, a small, private, liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York. My experiences instilled in me a desire to teach geology at a small liberal arts institution. ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile, :Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Ann Bykerk-Kauffman part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Workshop Leader Profiles:Career Profiles
Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico California State University, Chico is a public comprehensive university. Ann Bykerk-Kauffman is one of the leaders of the 2008 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree


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