In Strange Places Clare Porac

In Strange Places

Author: Clare Porac
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Book Title
In Strange Places
Author
Clare Porac
ISBN
9781098360672
The year is 1974 and Susan Barron has finished her PhD in psychology. She looks forward to moving from graduate student to assistant professor. After months of an unsuccessful job search, she faces another unexpected transition---a move from New York City to another country. Her dissertation advisor, Dan Kavline, accepts a senior faculty position at a university in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He recommends Susan apply for an opening in a nearby institution in Victoria. He offers her a co-authorship on a textbook as an incentive to make the move. Faced with financial hardships but determined to start her academic career, Susan opts to accept the only faculty position offered. Susan arrives in British Columbia and encounters a series of shocking surprises about Dan, his marriage, and his influence in obtaining her academic position. She feels isolated from her asocial department colleagues, and the embittered department chairman is hostile toward new faculty. Some see her as an interloper from the States taking a job away from a qualified Canadian. Her research and writing are stalled by the overwhelming burden of her teaching responsibilities. Her first year as an assistant professor finds Susan caught between a budding friendship with a first-year faculty colleague, Lucas Selkirk, and an unwanted personal relationship with Dan Kavline. Susan eventually achieves her goals and receives praise from the department but her rocky transition from graduate student to assistant professor causes Susan to question the cost she paid to pursue her chosen career path. The novel explores the conflicts faced by women entering the professoriate in the 1970's and 1980's. Sexual harassment policies were non-existent and female mentors were scarce. Personal needs often clashed with career ambitions as women struggled to establish themselves as scholars and academics.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Clare PoracPublisher: BookbabyPublished: 05/25/2021ISBN: 9781098360672Pages: 234Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
The year is 1974 and Susan Barron has finished her PhD in psychology. She looks forward to moving from graduate student to assistant professor. After months of an unsuccessful job search, she faces another unexpected transition---a move from New York City to another country. Her dissertation advisor, Dan Kavline, accepts a senior faculty position at a university in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He recommends Susan apply for an opening in a nearby institution in Victoria. He offers her a co-authorship on a textbook as an incentive to make the move. Faced with financial hardships but determined to start her academic career, Susan opts to accept the only faculty position offered.

Susan arrives in British Columbia and encounters a series of shocking surprises about Dan, his marriage, and his influence in obtaining her academic position. She feels isolated from her asocial department colleagues, and the embittered department chairman is hostile toward new faculty. Some see her as an interloper from the States taking a job away from a qualified Canadian. Her research and writing are stalled by the overwhelming burden of her teaching responsibilities.

Her first year as an assistant professor finds Susan caught between a budding friendship with a first-year faculty colleague, Lucas Selkirk, and an unwanted personal relationship with Dan Kavline. Susan eventually achieves her goals and receives praise from the department but her rocky transition from graduate student to assistant professor causes Susan to question the cost she paid to pursue her chosen career path.

The novel explores the conflicts faced by women entering the professoriate in the 1970's and 1980's. Sexual harassment policies were non-existent and female mentors were scarce. Personal needs often clashed with career ambitions as women struggled to establish themselves as scholars and academics.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Clare Porac
Publisher: Bookbaby
Published: 05/25/2021
ISBN: 9781098360672
Pages: 234
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
The year is 1974 and Susan Barron has finished her PhD in psychology. She looks forward to moving from graduate student to assistant professor. After months of an unsuccessful job search, she faces another unexpected transition---a move from New York City to another country. Her dissertation advisor, Dan Kavline, accepts a senior faculty position at a university in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He recommends Susan apply for an opening in a nearby institution in Victoria. He offers her a co-authorship on a textbook as an incentive to make the move. Faced with financial hardships but determined to start her academic career, Susan opts to accept the only faculty position offered.

Susan arrives in British Columbia and encounters a series of shocking surprises about Dan, his marriage, and his influence in obtaining her academic position. She feels isolated from her asocial department colleagues, and the embittered department chairman is hostile toward new faculty. Some see her as an interloper from the States taking a job away from a qualified Canadian. Her research and writing are stalled by the overwhelming burden of her teaching responsibilities.

Her first year as an assistant professor finds Susan caught between a budding friendship with a first-year faculty colleague, Lucas Selkirk, and an unwanted personal relationship with Dan Kavline. Susan eventually achieves her goals and receives praise from the department but her rocky transition from graduate student to assistant professor causes Susan to question the cost she paid to pursue her chosen career path.

The novel explores the conflicts faced by women entering the professoriate in the 1970's and 1980's. Sexual harassment policies were non-existent and female mentors were scarce. Personal needs often clashed with career ambitions as women struggled to establish themselves as scholars and academics.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Clare Porac
Publisher: Bookbaby
Published: 05/25/2021
ISBN: 9781098360672
Pages: 234
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d