Early Career Academics in New Zealand: Challenges and Prospects in Comparative Perspective

 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 7. August 2018
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 216 Seiten
978-3-319-87173-8 (ISBN)
 
What does it mean to be starting an academic career in the twenty first century? What challenges and prospects are new academics facing and how are they dealing with these? This book provides answers to these questions through an investigation of the experiences of early career academics in New Zealand universities. Filling a gap in the international literature on the academic profession by providing a comprehensive overview of the experiences of New Zealand academics, the book includes research findings from a national survey covering all eight New Zealand universities. This research is also compared with various findings from the 2007 Changing Academic Profession survey in 19 other countries. The book encourages readers to think about the early career academic experience in New Zealand in relation to their own experiences of the academic profession internationally.

Key areas of focus in the nine chapters include: the teaching, research, and service preferences and activities of early career academics; work-life balance; satisfaction; the experiences of Maori academics; and professional development and support for all early career academics. Underpinning the book is the issue of the socialisation of early career academics into the academic profession in the twenty first century, and how structure and agency interact to affect that socialisation. Suggestions are made, and links to freely available online resources are provided, for improving socialisation at the individual, departmental, institutional, and national levels.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 5 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 201 p. 5 illus.
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 334 gr
978-3-319-87173-8 (9783319871738)
10.1007/978-3-319-61830-2
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Acknowledgements.- About the Author and Contributors.- List of abbreviations.- Chapter One: Introduction.- Chapter Two: The Changing Academic Profession in New Zealand Universities.- Chapter Three: Who Are New Zealand's Early Career Academics? .- Chapter Four: Teaching, Research, and Service Activities and Preferences in the Work Lives of New Zealand Early Career Academics.- Chapter Five: Satisfaction Among Early Career Academics in New Zealand Universities: A Conceptual Model Tested.- Chapter Six: Work-life Balance: Exploring the Myths and Realities of Family, Home, Work and Life Pressures for Early Career Academics.- Chapter Seven: He pi, ka rere: Maori Early Career Academics in New Zealand Universities.- Chapter Eight: Resources, Training and Support for Early Career Academics: Mixed Messages and Unfulfilled Expectations.- Chapter Nine: Conclusion: Challenges and Prospects for Early Career Academics' Futures in New Zealand and Beyond.

What does it mean to be starting an academic career in the twenty first century? What challenges and prospects are new academics facing and how are they dealing with these? This book provides answers to these questions through an investigation of the experiences of early career academics in New Zealand universities. Filling a gap in the international literature on the academic profession by providing a comprehensive overview of the experiences of New Zealand academics, the book includes research findings from a national survey covering all eight New Zealand universities. This research is also compared with various findings from the 2007 Changing Academic Profession survey in 19 other countries. The book encourages readers to think about the early career academic experience in New Zealand in relation to their own experiences of the academic profession internationally.
Key areas of focus in the nine chapters include: the teaching, research, and service preferences and activities of early career academics; work-life balance; satisfaction; the experiences of Maori academics; and professional development and support for all early career academics. Underpinning the book is the issue of the socialisation of early career academics into the academic profession in the twenty first century, and how structure and agency interact to affect that socialisation. Suggestions are made, and links to freely available online resources are provided, for improving socialisation at the individual, departmental, institutional, and national levels.

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