Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (3 of 3) Show all publications
Henningsson, M., Jörnesten, A. & Geschwind, L. (2017). Translating tenure track into Swedish: tensions when implementing an academic career system. Studies in Higher Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Translating tenure track into Swedish: tensions when implementing an academic career system
2017 (English)In: Studies in Higher Education, ISSN 0307-5079, E-ISSN 1470-174XArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Academic career systems have been in focus lately as a means to attract talented researchers and teachers. In this paper, we compare tenure tracks at three Swedish universities. The analysis relies on qualitative data, including interviews and policy documents, and revolves around three questions: How is the tenure track designed? What were the drivers behind the new tenure track? How is the tenure track designed to handle emerging tensions? We identify three common drivers and rationales: transparency, recruitment of early career researchers and long-term retention of staff. The article ends with a discussion of important considerations that were made when introducing the tenure track. The considerations derive from the tensions between research and teaching, between scope and funding and between the needs of the institution and the rights of the individual. The results are important in an increasingly competitive higher education sector aiming to construct and implement attractive career systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017
Keywords
Higher education; tenure track; management; institutionalism; isomorphism
National Category
Learning Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200664 (URN)10.1080/03075079.2016.1239704 (DOI)000435708200009 ()2-s2.0-85010961031 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

QC 20170201

Available from: 2017-01-31 Created: 2017-01-31 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Henningsson, M. (2014). Roles of Affiliated Faculty at HEIs. In: : . Paper presented at SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Newers Conference 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Roles of Affiliated Faculty at HEIs
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This is a part of a lager study investigating the strategy on researchers from industry affiliated part time as professors at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). These researchers are here called “affiliated faculty”. The question to be answered in this presentation is: what are the roles of affiliated faculty at a HEIs?

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200806 (URN)
Conference
SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Newers Conference 2014
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

QCR 20170202

Available from: 2017-02-02 Created: 2017-02-02 Last updated: 2017-02-02Bibliographically approved
Henningsson, M., Geschwind, L. & Jörnesten, A. (2014). University Strategies on Affiliated Faculty. In: : . Paper presented at SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Research Conference 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>University Strategies on Affiliated Faculty
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The question raised in this paper is: what are the strategies and expectations on affiliated faculty from HEI management? The paper presents a comparative study between two Swedish HEIs both operating in the field of technology. 23 interviews, of which 11 with HEI management and 12 with affiliated professors, have been undertaken. Results show that the faculty is growing organically and less strategic than expected considering it being a high profile issue at both HEIs. Tensions are found, concerning for example mobility and the relation between affiliated and regular faculty. As well as on whether it is the company or the individual that is in focus. Results reveal that high but divergent expectations from different levels of management are placed on the affiliated faculty. The study has also shown how affiliated faculty can be used as a strategic tool in different phases of the development of a HEI.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200805 (URN)
Conference
SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Research Conference 2014
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

QC 20170206

Available from: 2017-02-02 Created: 2017-02-02 Last updated: 2017-02-02Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2730-6291

Search in DiVA

Show all publications