1st Edition

Paying the Professoriate A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 twenty-eight 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.

    Part 1: Analysis  1. Academic Remuneration and Contracts: Global Trends and Realities Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, and Iván F. Pacheco  2. Quantitative Analysis: Looking for Commonalities in a Sea of Differences Gregory Androushchak and Maria Yudkevich  Part 2: Case Studies  3. Labor Contracts and Economic Incentives for Argentine University Faculty Ana García 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 Iván 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 Gaële 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 Kazunori 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 Gürüz  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  Part 3: Reflections  31. Academic Community and Contracts: Modern Challenges and Responses Yaroslav Kuzminov


    Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.

    Liz Reisberg is Research Associate at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.

    Maria Yudkevich is Associate Professor of Economics and Vice Rector for Research at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

    Gregory Androushchak is Adviser to the Rector and Researcher at the Laboratory for Institutional Analysis at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

    Iván F. Pacheco is Research Assistant at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.