Navigating Careers in Higher Education

The success of diverse faculty entering institutions of higher education is shaped by varying factors at both the individual and institutional levels. Gender, race, class, ethnicity, and immigrant generation as well as their intersections and interplay influence experiences and aspirations of faculty members and administrators. Women have earned half or more of all doctoral degrees for almost a decade yet remain disproportionately underrepresented in tenured and leadership positions throughout academia.

Navigating Careers in Higher Education series, launched in Spring 2020 and now accepting proposals, utilizes an intersectional lens to examine and understand how faculty members and administrators navigate careers and their aspirations to succeed. The series will include edited collections and monographs that adopt an interdisciplinary, empirical approach that has theoretical, pedagogical, or policy impacts in addition to enabling individuals to navigate their own careers. Books may adopt a US or a global focus, and topics may include addressing sexism, homophobia, racism, and ethnocentrism; the role of higher education institutions; the effects of growing nontenure track faculty; the challenge of research agenda that may be perceived as controversial; maintaining a life-work balance; and entering leadership positions. Additional topics related to careers in higher education are also welcome.

Series Editors: Mangala Subramaniam, Professor & Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University; and Cristina Alcalde, Associate Dean of Inclusion and Internationalization, Marie Rich Endowed Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Department, University of Kentucky.