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Professor Publishes eBook on Being an Early Career Psychologist

Posted on February 22, 2013.

Psychology, HPU, Relationship Research, Sadie LederHIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 – Dr. Sadie Leder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently co-authored and co-edited an eBook called, “So You Landed a Job – What’s Next? Advice for Early Career Psychologists from Early Career Psychologists.”

In 2010, Leder was the national recipient of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s (STP) Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award. Following that, in the spring of 2011, Leder was selected as one of five members of STP’s newly established Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Council. Together with other ECP council members, who currently hold faculty positions at Davidson College, Fontbonne University, the University of New England, and Mississippi State University, Leder helped to organize the writing and editing of this eBook.

“Putting together this book was a wonderful process,” says Leder. “Oftentimes, psychologists will finish graduate school with training in their particular area of research, but without much guidance on finding their first job or becoming an active and productive faculty member.” This book is aimed at being a resource for others who are early in their academic career.

Leder and other council members conducted a national survey examining the needs of early career psychologists. This eBook was designed in response to those identified needs. This book provides practical advice from knowledgeable faculty to assist ECPs in areas like, setting up a research lab, effectively networking with colleagues, balancing teaching, research, service, and family obligations, as well as how to successfully navigate the tenure process.

The eBook is available online through the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s website. To view this material, visit: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php.

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