Maybe youâ€™d like to combine the two loves of your life, teaching and scholarship, and perhaps build a satisfying and profitable academic career, but youâ€™re not sure if this is really what you want or how to go about it. Or maybe youâ€™ve made up your mind but need some good advice on how to succeed. If so, this book is written for you. So You Want To Be a Professor begins with a discussion of jobs in academia and how to find them. Chapters cover a wide range of political skills for future academic success, including lecturing, organizing a course, meeting your first class, testing, maintaining a research program, and writing for publication. No other book provides such a practical overview of essential career-building skills. Even junior faculty will benefit from the advice in this engaging, comprehensive book.