Modern Day Challenges in Academia

Time for a Change

Edited by Marilena Antoniadou and Mark Crowder, Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Examining the modern day challenges faced by academics throughout their working lives, this timely book investigates the ways in which academic careers are changing, the reasons for these changes and their potential future impacts. Contributors with insider experience of both traditional research focussed universities and newer institutions with an emphasis on teaching, utilise theoretical and empirical methods to provide international perspectives on the key issues confronting modern day academics.


‘This book makes for a useful documentation of working practices, particularly those practices that are damaging to colleagues’ wellbeing and thus need to be consigned to the pre-Covid19 era if we are to build better forms of academia.’
– Lydia Wysocki, International Journal of Research & Method in Education

‘This is a timely and welcome book, providing both fascinating insights into the changing role of academics and an articulate discussion of the impact of these changes on universities around the world. By highlighting the various challenges that academics navigate over the course of their careers, from managing workloads to engaging in emotional labour through to adopting new technologies, it provides a critical and valuable basis for future debates over the evolving role of academics and indeed their universities.’
– Anna Sutton, University of Waikato, New Zealand

2020 392 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 918 4 £110.00 £99.00 $155.00 $139.50

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