ERIC Number: ED530961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-3
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Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts
Altbach, Philip, Ed.; Reisberg, Liz, Ed.; Yudkevich, Maria, Ed.; Androushchak, Gregory, Ed.; Pacheco, Ivan, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? "Paying the Professoriate" examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide. "Paying the Professoriate" is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in 28 countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. "Paying the Professoriate" provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations. Contents of this book include: (1) Academic Remuneration and Contracts: Global Trends and Realities (Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, and Ivan F. Pacheco); (2) Quantitative Analysis: Looking for Commonalities in a Sea of Differences (Gregory Androushchak and Maria Yudkevich); (3) Labor Contracts and Economic Incentives for Argentine University Faculty (Ana Garcia de Fanelli); (4) The Academic Career in a Transition Economy: Case Study of the Republic of Armenia (Arevik Ohanyan); (5) Academic Salaries, Massification, and the Rise of an Underclass in Australia (Anthony Welch); (6) Brazil: The Widening Gap (Simon Schwartzman); (7) The Organization of Academic Work and Faculty Remuneration at Canadian Universities (Glen A. Jones and Julian Weinrib); (8) A Study on Academic Salary and Remunerations in China (Wanhua Ma and Jianbo Wen); (9) Academic Salaries in Colombia: The Data Tell Only a Small Part of the Story (Ivan F. Pacheco); (10) The Czech Republic: High Estimation for the Academic Profession (Helena Sebkova); (11) Salary and Incentive Structure in Ethiopian Higher Education (Elizabeth Ayalew); (12) Changing the Rules of the French Academic Market (Gaele Goastellec); (13) The Income Situation in the German System of Higher Education: A Rag Rug (Marius Herzog and Barbara M. Kehm); (14) Academic Salaries and Career Advancement: Tuning the Professoriate for a Knowledge Economy in India (Narayana Jayaram); (15) Israel: Academic Salaries and Remuneration (Sara Guri-Rosenblit); (16) Italy: From Bureaucratic Legacy to Reform of the Profession (Giliberto Capano and Gianfranco Rebora); (17) Working Conditions and Salaries of the Academic Profession in Japan (vKazunori Shima); (18) Academic Salaries in Kazakhstan: Current Status and Perspectives (Sholpan Kalanova); (19) The Academic Salary System: Conditions and Trends in Latvia (Tatjana Volkova); (20) Attractiveness of Salaries and Remunerations of Malaysian Academics (Muhamad Jantan); (21) Mexican Faculty Salaries Today: Once a Bagger, Always a Beggar? (Alma Maldonado-Maldonado); (22) Introducing Market Forces in Academic Remuneration: The Case of the Netherlands (Ben Jongbloed); (23) Nigeria: Toward an Open Market (Olufemi A. Bamiro); (24) Academic Salaries in Norway: Increasing Emphasis on Research Achievement (Svein Kyvik); (25) Russian Higher Education: Salaries and Contracts (Gregory Androushchak and Maria Yudkevich); (26) Faculty Salary and Remuneration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Mohammad Al-Ohali and Hamad Al-Mehrej); (27) The Unequal Playing Field: Academic Remuneration in South Africa (Chika Trevor Sehoole); (28) Remuneration of Academic Staff in Turkish Universities (Kemal Guruz); (29) Academic Salary in the United Kingdom: Marketization and National Policy Development (Fumi Kitagawa); (30) The Power of Institutional and Disciplinary Markets: Academic Salaries in the United States (Martin J. Finkelstein); and (31) Academic Community and Contracts: Modern Challenges and Responses (Yaroslav Kuzminov).
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Compensation (Remuneration), Higher Education, Research Universities, Incentives, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Economic Factors, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Expectation, Trend Analysis, Educational Quality, Teaching (Occupation), Knowledge Economy, Contracts, Global Approach
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