A dash of polish for would-be professors

September 30, 2005

Hundreds of UK academics have signed up to a cult US e-mail service that offers to help them become "silver-tongued scientists" on course for a professorship.

"Tomorrow's Professor" subscribers receive insights into "The Perils of PowerPoint" and the traits that make a "superteacher".

Some 24,835 university employees from every level across 108 countries subscribe to the service - more than 300 of them are British.

Richard Reis, consulting professor in the electrical engineering department at Stanford University, started the mailing list seven years ago to deal with a deluge of responses to his book Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering . He said its popularity surprised him.


Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments