1st Edition

Gender and Academic Career Development in Central and Eastern Europe

By Anna M. Górska Copyright 2023
    208 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The nature of academic institutions is inherently gendered. This is because higher education institutions (HEIs) do not operate in a void but, rather, are part and parcel of patriarchal social structures. This book offers a comprehensive presentation of the gendered and gendering academic career development. It explores various scholarly roles that academics face throughout their careers and how they are gendered in their nature. The book connects relevant literature on the topic with novel empirical studies to increase the understanding of how gender is played in academia across different roles and different career stages. The empirical context is conducted in Central and Eastern Europe and sheds new light on the gendered and gendering nature in academia in the region. The book also offers propositions on how to undo gendered academia to make it a more inclusive workplace for all.

    Dedicated to the academic reader employed in HEIs, particularly among those who are involved in the management of such institutions, this volume will be of great interest to researchers, academics, and advanced students in the fields of human resource management, organizational studies, higher education, and gender studies.

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Part 1
    Chapter 2: Higher education in CEE
    Chapter 3: Academia as a gendered organization
    Chapter 4: Work-family (im)balance
    Part 2
    Chapter 5: Gendered academic career development
    Chapter 6: Early academic career
    Chapter 7: Middle academic career
    Chapter 8: Senior academic career
    Part 3
    Chapter 9: Research
    Chapter 10: Teaching
    Chapter 11: Administrative work and service
    Chapter 12: Leadership
    Chapter 13: Invisible work
    Part 4
    Chapter 14: Audit culture in academia
    Chapter 15: Designing equality in higher education institutions in CEE


    Anna M. Górska is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Research Center for Women and Diversity in Organizations at Kozminski University, Poland.