Conclusion: Challenges and Prospects for Early Career Academics’ Futures in New Zealand and Beyond

  • Kathryn A. Sutherland
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 20)


The concluding chapter sums up the challenges and prospects faced by twenty-first century early career academics, in New Zealand universities in particular. It reminds the reader of early career academics’ strengths, experiences, and needs, and outlines ideas for supporting them to thrive in their academic work. Suggestions are made for improving socialisation at the individual, departmental, institutional, and national levels. The chapter also identifies a series of freely available online resources for helping universities, academic managers, and individual academics to improve the experience of early career academics. The chapter and the book conclude with a call to listen more attentively.


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  • Kathryn A. Sutherland
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  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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