The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

Academic Work and Careers in Europe: Trends, Challenges, Perspectives

Editors: Fumasoli, Tatiana, Goastellec, Gaële, Kehm, Barbara M. (Eds.)

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  • The first European study to analyze the new working conditions and careers of academic staff at universities
  • Provides new insights into the academic profession and changes related to work, identity and job roles
  • Presents a broad diversity of the perspectives included in the analysis of changing academic careers and work
  • Draws overall conclusions from a major study about higher education and social change
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This book explores the perceptions of academic staff and representatives of institutional leadership about the changes in academic careers and academic work experienced in recent years. It emphasizes standardisation and differentiation of academic career paths, impacts of new forms of quality management on academic work, changes in recruitment, employment and working conditions, and academics’ perceptions of their professional contexts. The book demonstrates a growing diversity within the academic profession and new professional roles inhabiting a space which is neither located in the core business of teaching and research nor at the top level management and leadership. The new higher education professionals tend to be important change agents within the higher education institutions not only fulfilling service and bridging functions but also streamlining academic work to make a contribution to the reputation and competitiveness of the institution as a whole. Based on interviews with academic staff, this book explores the situation in eight European countries: Austria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Understanding Change in the Academic Profession Through the Perceptions of Academics and Institutional Leadership

    Fumasoli, Tatiana (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Rocky Road to Tenure – Career Paths in Academia

    Brechelmacher, Angelika (et al.)

    Pages 13-40

  • The Changing Paths in Academic Careers in European Universities: Minor Steps and Major Milestones

    Kwiek, Marek (et al.)

    Pages 41-68

  • Global Models, Disciplinary and Local Patterns in Academic Recruitment Processes

    Fumasoli, Tatiana (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

  • Changing Employment and Working Conditions

    Aarrevaara, Timo (et al.)

    Pages 95-115

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34828-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Work and Careers in Europe: Trends, Challenges, Perspectives
Editors
  • Tatiana Fumasoli
  • Gaële Goastellec
  • Barbara M. Kehm
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10720-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10720-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10719-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34828-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 214
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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