The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges

  • Barbara M. Kehm
  • Ulrich Teichler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Barbara M. Kehm, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 1-6
  3. Marie Clarke, Abbey Hyde, Jonathan Drennan
    Pages 7-21
  4. Ester Ava Höhle, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 23-38
  5. Abbey Hyde, Marie Clarke, Jonathan Drennan
    Pages 39-52
  6. Christian Schneijderberg, Nadine Merkator
    Pages 53-92
  7. Gaële Goastellec, Elke Park, Gülay Ates, Kevin Toffel
    Pages 93-120
  8. Carole Probst, Gaële Goastellec
    Pages 121-139
  9. Luminita Moraru, Mirela Praisler, Simona Alecu Marin, Cristina Corina Bentea
    Pages 141-162
  10. Bojana Ćulum, Nena Rončević, Jasminka Ledić
    Pages 163-195
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-195

About this book


This book is the first of several with the results of a collaborative European project supported by the European Science Foundation on changes in the academic profession in Europe (EUROAC). It provides a short description of the ESF EUROHESC programme and the particular forms of international collaborative research projects which are funded under the umbrella of this programme. It then outlines the EUROAC project. This project has chosen three foci (governance, professionalisation, academic careers) to analyse changes in the work of the academic profession. The first results in the form of in-depth literature reviews constitute the content of the book. These eight literature reviews about the state of the art of existing research feature the various dimensions of the overall theme. A particular emphasis is put on factors leading to changes in the work tasks of the academic profession in Europe and how the academic profession is coping with these new challenges.

Thus, the book provides a state of the art account of existing research about the following themes: main results of previous studies on the academic profession; the academic profession and their interaction with new higher education professionals; professional identities in higher education; extending work tasks: civic mission and sustainable development; academic careers in academic markets; the changing role of academics in the face of rising managerialism; the influence of quality assurance, governance, and relevance on the satisfaction of the academic profession.



Academia Europaea (AE) Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Soziologie (DGS) EUROAC European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) European Science Foundation Gesellschaft fuer Hochschulforschung (GfHf) International Academy of Education (IAE) Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) academic career academic labour market academic markets academic profession changing academy changing conditions of work changing role of academics governance higher education international collaborative research international comparison internationalization managerialism new higher education professionals professional identities professionalisation quality assurance quality management satisfaction third mission university civic mission

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 1
  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2., INCHERUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

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