Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.
Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century is the first book to analyze issues facing early-career higher education faculty in an international context. The contributors discuss how young academics are affected by contracts, salaries, the structure of careers, and institutional conditions. The analyses cover the full spectrum of the academic profession, including part-time jobs and short-term contracts, both in public and private institutions. The book also addresses what universities must do in order to attract young, qualified candidates.
Maria Yudkevich is Vice Rector and Associate Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. She is the coeditor (with Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Gregory Androushchak, and Iván F. Pacheco) of Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts. Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is the author and editor of many books, including (with William A. Smith and Kofi Lomotey) The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education: Continuing Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, Revised Edition, also published by SUNY Press. Laura E. Rumbley is Lecturer and Associate Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, and coauthor (with Philip G. Altbach and Liz Reisberg) of Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution.
". ..shines a comparative light on the perils and possibilities that face new entrants into the academic field. " — Reflective Teaching