1st Edition

The Experiences of International Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education Enhancing Recruitment, Retention, and Integration of International Talent

Edited By Chris Glass, Krishna Bista, Xi Lin Copyright 2022
    222 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Responding to the growing need for recruitment and retention of international talent in higher education institutions globally, this volume documents the experiences and contribution of international graduate students, researchers, and faculty.

    This text foregrounds perspectives around recruitment, transition, integration, professional development, and the retention of scholars originating from, or arriving in, countries including China, Australia, Iraq, Japan, and the US. By investigating the support systems that are in place to assist foreign-born faculty members in institutes of higher education, the text provides important insights for departments and institutions as they look to successfully attract and retain global academic talent. Moreover, the scientific and practical implications of the research presented in the text directly informs institutional policy, working towards more effective, inclusive, and equitable ways to support international faculty.

    This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in higher education, international and comparative education, and, more specifically, those involved with faculty development programs. The text will also support further discussion and reflection around multicultural education, international teaching and learning, and educational policy more broadly.

    1. Understanding International Faculty Mobility: Trends and Issues in Global Higher Education
      Chris R. Glass, Krishna Bista, and Xi Lin
    2. Part 1: Gender and Identity in Transnational Contexts

    3. Experiences of Black African International Faculty at American Higher Education Institutions
      Susan Boafo-Arthur and Linda Tsevi
    4. Transnationalism of Asian Female Scholars in US Higher Education Institutions
      Hyejin Yoon and Jung Eun (Jessie) Hong
    5. Asian Women Faculty in the Transnational Context: Cases in the United Arab Emirates
      Mingxuan Liang
    6. Challenges and Potentials of International Faculty in US Higher Education: Perspectives from Two Chinese Faculty
      Ran Hu and Xiaoning Chen
    7. Part 2: Sociolinguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Global Classroom

    8. Teaching "Like you do at home" or "like you’re in a different place"? Two prominent stances on teaching across borders expressed by academic migrants in Thailand
      Mary Eppolite and James Burford
    9. Paradoxical Treatments of East Asian Women International Faculty Members’ Accented English in an Era of Internationalization of Higher Education
      Yukari Takimoto Amos
    10. Values and Attitudes for Teaching International Graduate Student Populations: European Faculty Insights for Instructional Professional Development During European Higher Education Internationalization
      Joellen E. Coryell and Abbie Salcedo
    11. Part 3: Employment Equity in Academic Mobility and Migration

    12. International Scholars in Academic Semi-Peripheries: A Sign of Research Excellence or a Remedy for Staff Shortages?
      Kamil Luczaj and Miloslav Bahna
    13. Uchi or Soto? Internationalization and Foreign Faculty Employment at Japanese Universities
      David Green
    14. COVID-19 and Expatriate Faculty at an International University in Kazakhstan
      Aliya Kuzhabekova
    15. Part 4: Support, Integration, and Inclusion of International Faculty

    16. Integration of Foreign-Born Faculty in US Higher Education
      Tony Lee
    17. Supporting International Faculty in Adaptation to New Academic Environments
      Heike Alberts and Helen Hazen
    18. Issues, Concerns, and Strategies for Success of Foreign-Born Faculty
      Dilani Perera and Wendy-Lou Greenidge
    19. Epilogue: The Future of International Faculty Mobility: Lessons Learned
      Xi Lin, Krishna Bista, and Chris R. Glass


    Chris R. Glass is Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Higher Education department at Boston College, USA.

    Krishna Bista is Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA.

    Xi Lin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions, East Carolina University, USA.

    Although international faculty mobility is a prominent feature in the 21st Century, this is the first book that examines a wide range of cross-disciplinary topics. Relevant reading for researchers, expats, policy makers and practitioners.

    • Sylvia van de Bunt, Associate Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Finally, a resource that sheds light and understanding on the ubiquitous presence of international faculty. Moreover, the unexamined march from international graduate student to international faculty member has until now, been ignored. This book should be required reading in all graduate higher education faculty courses.

    • Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, USA

    This is an invaluable book which is of relevance and importance to the study of international faculty in the US institutions and beyond.

    • Futao Huang, Professor, Hiroshima University, Japan & University of Oxford, UK

    Globalization has scaled up the "have scholarship will travel" cohort. Until now, there has been little systematic study of the experience of cross-border academic staff. Glass, Bista, and Lin have brought together a collection of studies that expand this area of comparative higher education. Their book will help universities advance their consideration of best practices in the recruitment, retention, and integration of cross-border academic staff. The contributors reveal challenges, obstacles, and opportunities, as well as conceptualize the complexities of talent flows across the global academy.

    • Gerard Postiglione, Professor Emeritus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Bista, Glass and Lin have compiled a much needed book on the experiences of international faculty to recruit, retrain, and enhance international talent flows in high education. This is important for the field of international education and for the faculty development to provide optimal learning for faculty, for students, and for the community.

    • Rosalind Latiner Raby, Director, California Colleges for International Education, USA

    This book brings together scholars with different backgrounds, representing various disciplines, and employing a wide array of complementary research methods. What we get, is the finest blend of contemporary research focused on international faculty employed virtually all over the world.

    • Kamil Łuczaj, Assistant Professor, Komitet Badań nad Migracjami PAN, Poland

    This timely book documents the increasingly important experience of international faculty in higher education institutions. The editors expertly bring together a diverse range of topics that highlight many crucial elements that will be invaluable to higher education institutions, current and future international faculty, and international students."

    • Helen Forbes-Mewett, Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia

    This is a welcome collection examining a key aspect of internationalisation in higher education, namely that relating to staff. The global focus and breadth of case studies in this work will make it an essential addition to the literature.

    • Paul Cardwell, Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

    This book is a must read for U.S. university academic leaders, particularly for deans of faculty affairs, to better understand, serve, and develop the international faculty in their institutions.

    • Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President, San Francisco State University, USA

    In an era when global competence is increasingly critical, international faculty play a key role in ensuring that all students graduate with the skills and perspectives needed to live and work in an interconnected world. Contributions to this book by a diverse and impressive list of authors will help colleges and universities address challenges faced by international faculty, and facilitate their contributions to student learning and the campus community.

    • Robin Helms, Assistant Vice President, American Council on Education, USA

    A comprehensive study on the topic of International Faculty Mobility with contributions and experiences of international faculty themselves from different countries around the world and based in different institutions around the world.

    • Giorgio Marinoni, Manager of HEI, International Association of Universities, France

    "For those institutions that desire guidance or a refresher on how best to work with international faculty to succeed, The Experiences of International Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education fills the lacuna in the literature in international education. And, I highly recommend this book to the non-higher education institutions or organizations that seek to employ international faculty or staff because the success of international faculty translates directly to the success of students and the institutions that employ them."

    • Kelechi A. Kalu, Professor, University of California Riverside, USA

    "Glass, Bista and Lin have put together a much-needed resource for institutional leaders, faculty, and researchers that addresses a growing issue within academia- that of international faculty and the crucial role they play within higher education."

    • Darla K. Deardorff, Research Fellow (Social Science Research Institute), Duke University, USA

    "The major strength of this book lies in its nuanced exploration of these fundamental factors through an admirable mix of the dimensions of employment, gender, race, history, and acculturation of international faculty at the colleges and universities."

    • Wondwosen Tamrat, President, St. Mary’s University, Ethiopia

    "The authors generate fresh insights into a nuanced nature of complex cultural, social, and personal identities associated with being an inter>national scholar. As international scholar myself, I greatly benefited from reading this book as it not only gave me reassurance in knowing that I am not alone in my experiences, but it also made me aware of additional barriers that I was sheltered from due to some of my identities.
    Most im>portantly, this text should be placed in the libraries of faculty developers, international scholar services, academic deans, and department chairs serving this faculty group."

    • Masha Krsmanovic, University of Southern Mississippi, Journal of Faculty Development