Upon request, I've compiled this list of readings and resources that I found useful* in my professional transition from academia to UX. I have not (yet) authored any of these resources, and each link takes you directly the content with full attribution for the creator(s).
Last updated: 5 November 2017
IDEO's Insights for Innovation Course ($$$)
ARTICLES + BLOG POSTS
PODCASTS (Design, Business, Social Science, Working Life, etc.)
How to Make a UX Designer (episode)
Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions
*or discovered later on but would have found useful