Global perspectives on the postdoctoral scholar experience

Holley, Karri, Kuzhabekova, Aliya, Osbaldiston, Nick, Cannizzo, Fabian, Mauri, Christian, Simmonds, Shan, Teelken, Christian, and van der Weijden, Inga (2018) Global perspectives on the postdoctoral scholar experience. In: Jaeger, Audrey J., and Dinin, Alessandra J., (eds.) The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 203-226.

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While widespread concerns exist over the experiences and career trajectories of postdoctoral fellows in higher education, these concerns are not always examined through the lens of a social and cultural context unique to a national system. Postdoctoral fellows do exist in various forms at academic institutions around the world. Understanding their experiences offer insight not only into the nuanced nature of doctoral and postdoctoral work but also the larger question about how various higher education systems engage in a globalized knowledge economy. This chapter examines the postdoctoral fellow's experience in various national contexts. Researchers from Australia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, and South Africa reflect on their higher education systems; the role of the postdoctoral fellow within the system; and how internal and external influences shape the postdoctoral experience.

Item ID: 51356
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-813169-5
Keywords: Australia; career trajectories; Kazakhstan; postdoctoral fellows; postdocs; South Africa; The Netherlands
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 02:04
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 100%
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