Academic Work and Careers in Europe: Trends, Challenges, by Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec, Barbara M. Kehm

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By Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec, Barbara M. Kehm

This e-book explores the perceptions of educational employees and representatives of institutional management in regards to the adjustments in educational careers and educational paintings skilled lately. It emphasizes standardisation and differentiation of educational profession paths, affects of recent kinds of caliber administration on educational paintings, adjustments in recruitment, employment and dealing stipulations, and teachers’ perceptions in their expert contexts. The booklet demonstrates a growing to be variety in the educational career and new specialist roles inhabiting an area that's neither positioned within the middle enterprise of training and learn nor on the best point administration and management. the recent better schooling execs are typically very important switch brokers in the better schooling associations not just pleasurable provider and bridging services but in addition streamlining educational paintings to contribute to the popularity and competitiveness of the establishment as an entire. in keeping with interviews with educational employees, this booklet explores the location in 8 eu international locations: Austria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, eire, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland.

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Also, they are faced with the dilemma that teaching does not count equally in academic performance. Publications and conference participation as well as (continued) 38 A. Brechelmacher et al. international experience are valued more. Nevertheless, interviewees are under the impression that the number of PhD-graduates has increased over the last years. After completion of the PhD the most difficult and critical phase of an academic career begins: The postdoctoral phase emerges as a double bottleneck in most of the EuroAC countries: at the stage of entering it after the PhD in trying to obtain a postdoctoral position and at the stage of leaving it by securing permanent, tenured employment.

Fosa Staromiejska 1A, 87-100 Torun´, Poland © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 T. Fumasoli et al. 1007/978-3-319-10720-2_3 41 42 M. Kwiek and D. Antonowicz most often measurable research outputs expected from academics for particular time periods or for particular stages of the academic career. Expectations from academics in the same stages of their careers are becoming largely similar throughout Europe. There seem to emerge an interesting combination of career progression requirements linked to age and/or specific time frames in academic careers.

Firstly, some examples of the status quo in several countries are given, followed by a list of 2 The Rocky Road to Tenure – Career Paths in Academia 33 structural factors which seem to lead to a more egalitarian staff relationship. Furthermore, the role of mentorship and a structurally determined rivalry between status groups are discussed. 1 The Status Quo – A Mix of Strong and Flat Hierarchies The tenor of interviewees’ statements favours a formalised, more egalitarian seniorjunior relationship over a traditionally hierarchical one.

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