Getting Promoted in Academia

Getting Promoted in Academia

 

Practical Career Guidance for Ambitious Academics and Aspiring Leaders in Higher Education

Getting Promoted in Academia: Practical Career Guidance for Ambitious Academics and Aspiring Leaders in Higher Education is a short guide to career development for academics. Drawing from the author’s wealth of experience in international universities, this book is packed with tips, tactics, and strategies perfect for any academic who wants a high-flying career in the competitive world of higher education.

 

Getting Promoted in Academia: Practical Career Guidance for Ambitious Academics and Aspiring Leaders in Higher Education offers sensible and practical advice to academics on how to rise to the top in the highly competitive world of higher education.

Drawing on the author’s wealth of experience in international universities, the book is filled with valuable tips, tactics, and strategies for building a successful academic career and growing a strong personal brand as a leading and highly respected academic.

Part of the Sunway Shorts series, this book is essential reading for every academic who wants a high-flying career, be it as a top professor, academic manager, or university leader.

 

Preface

1   Introduction

2   The Three-Legged Stool

3   Teaching Contributions

4   Research Contributions

5   The Third Mission and Externality

6   Building Your Personal Brand

7   Promotion into Leadership

8   Just Don’t Do It!

9   Preparing for a Promotion Interview

10 What Happens Post-Promotion (or Not)

11 Being Consistent, Positive, and Taking Control

List of Abbreviations

Notes

Acknowledgements

Index

Graeme Wilkinson is the Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Malaysia. He held senior management roles in three UK universities before moving to Sunway, and has worked in management consulting, academia, and international government research. He is a graduate of Imperial College London and Oxford University.