Salary is an important component of an academic job but it is by no means the only negotiable aspect and it may not be the most important component for career success. These links provide multiple perspectives on what resources you can ask for and how to ask for them.
Corinne A. MarascoChemical and Engineering NewsVolume 86 Issue 3 | pp. 63-65 Issue Date: January 21, 2008
MANY NEWLY minted academics may feel they’re at a disadvantage when negotiating the details of a new job. Although industry job seekers can easily find advice on negotiating, it’s more of a project to obtain good advice for those applying for academic jobs, largely because academic hiring varies from institution to institution and from person to person. Knowing your priorities, though, will help you make a compelling case when you reach the negotiating table.
Jane Tucker and Barbara ButterfieldHumanEd ConsultingJane Tucker & Associates
While you won’t want to include all of these items in your contract negotiations, you may want to look over this list and think about which ones you do want to include. Negotiating over a package of options, rather than a single item, leads to greater success.
Rebecca Bryant and Amber MarksChronicle of Higher Education November 8, 2005
In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, authors Rebecca Bryant and Amber Marks, graduate career counselors at a large research university, explain that employers expect you to negotiate, and answer some frequently asked questions about negotiating for an academic job. Their advice addresses the questions of when to negotiate, what you should do to prepare for the negotiations, what is negotiable, and how to negotiate.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.