Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession

  • Ulrich Teichler
  • William K. Cummings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ulrich Teichler, William K. Cummings
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jesús Francisco Galaz-Fontes, Amy Scott Metcalfe
    Pages 23-50
  4. Christian Schneijderberg
    Pages 113-144
  5. Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec
    Pages 145-161
  6. Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
    Pages 187-209
  7. Timo Aarrevaara, Ian R. Dobson
    Pages 211-223
  8. Maria Slowey, Ekaterina Kozina
    Pages 271-295
  9. Hamish Coates, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
    Pages 297-315

About this book


This book focuses on the changes in academic careers and their implications for job attachment and the management of academic work. Against the background of an ageing profession, with different demands on academic staff, increasing insecurity, accountability and internationalisation, it discusses important, common themes in detail. This book examines such aspects as the nature of academic careers and recent changes in careers, changing biographies, rewards of academic work such as income and job satisfaction, internationalisation of the academy, and the organisation and management of academic work sites. This book is the second of two books highlighting  findings from research on the academic profession, notably, the Changing Academic Profession Study and the European project supported by the European Science Foundation on changes in the academic profession in Europe (EUROAC).
An adapted version of the CAP questionnaire has been used to carry out the survey in those countries that had not been involved before in the CAP survey. Altogether 19 countries are covered by the CAP project and an additional seven European countries are covered by EUROAC.


New Higher Education Professionals Post-Modern Mass Society Third Space professionals changing biographies and careers of academics professioral academic leadership the emergence of transnational organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 1
  • William K. Cummings
    • 2
  1. 1.INCHER -KasselUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of Education and HDGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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