In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, faculty mobility across countries has become widespread, yet is little understood. Grounded in qualitative methodology, this volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today and explores the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource offers higher education scholars and administrators a comparative perspective, helping to explain the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.
Table of Contents
International Faculty in 21st Century Universities: Themes and Variations
Philip G. Altbach and Maria Yudkevich
The Long-Term Mobility of International Faculty: A Literature Review
Georgiana Mihut, Ariane de Gayardon, and Yulia Rudt
International Faculty in a Brazilian University: International Trajectories in a Nationalized System of Scientific Production
Ana Maria F. Almeida, Mauricio Érnica, Luciano Antonio Digiampietri, and Marcelo Knobel
International Faculty in Canada: Recruitment and Transition Processes
Diane V. Barbarič and Glen A. Jones
International Faculty in Two Top Tier Chinese Universities:
One Country, Two Types of Internationals
Gerard A. Postiglione and Xie Ailei
Integrating International Academic Staff into the Local Academic Context in Lithuania and Estonia
Anna-Lena Rose and Liudvika Leišytė
Recruitment and Integration of International Faculty at German Universities: The Case of the University of Konstanz
Martin Bruder and C. Giovanni Galizia
International Faculty Recruitment in Kazakhstan: The Case of Nazarbayev University
Alan Ruby, Aliya Kuzhabekova, and Jack T. Lee
Attraction, Integration, and Productivity of International Academics in Mexico
Sylvie Didou Aupetit
International Academic Recruitment in a Turbulent Environment: The Case of the Higher School of Economics in Russia
Valentina Kuskova and Maria Yudkevich
International Faculty in Saudi Arabia’s Universities
Mohammad A. AlOhali
International Academics in Africa: The South African Experience
International Faculty in Higher Education: Common Motivations, Disparate Realities, and Many Unknowns
Laura E. Rumbley and Hans de Wit
About the Contributors
Maria Yudkevich is Associate Professor of Economics and Vice-Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia.
Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA.
Laura E. Rumbley is Associate Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA.
"International faculty are a key global resource - and no longer are they concentrated in a handful of developed countries. They fill important skill gaps, signal the competitiveness of higher education systems, and bring vital, and creative, transnational experiences. Yet much less is known about international faculty than international students. This important and timely book seeks to change that."
--Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies, UCL institute of Education
"(This book) provides useful research perspectives on the world of international faculty in higher education and offers detailed consideration of the existing literature, drawing together a body of work which
suggests there is much more to be done here in terms of developing a full understanding of the factors and consequences of ongoing long term international mobility of academics."
--Yanyu Tan, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, China, Educational Review