Book Series: Navigating Careers in Higher Education

The book series, ' Navigating Careers in Higher Education', is initiated through Purdue University Press. For more information on submitting a book proposal, please contact the book series editor.

Focus of Book Series

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. Anyone in higher education from across the world can submit a book proposal.

Navigating Careers in Higher Education 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 navigate their own careers. Books may adopt a US, or a global, focus and topics may include addressing sexism, homophobia, racism, and ethnocentrism; examining the role of higher education institutions; analyzing the effects of growing non-tenure track faculty; addressing the challenges of pursuing a 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. Book proposal guidelines are here: We will receive and evaluate book proposals on a rolling basis year-round.

See blog post about the Navigating Careers in Higher Education series here: What is #NextUP at Purdue University Press: A Series is Born and a Friend is Made - Purdue University Press.

Book Series Editorial Board

Series Editor
Mangala Subramaniam, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost and Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A.

M. Cristina Alcalde, Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies, Miami University, U.S.A. 

Series Editorial Board 2024-
Beth E. Bukoski, Associate Professor, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A.
Carolyn Finck Barboza, Professor of Psychology, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Amoaba Gooden, Vice President, Division of People, Culture and Belonging and Professor, Africana Studies, Kent State University, U.S.A.
Kammila Naidoo, Vice Dean for Research, School of Humanities and Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tannistha Samanta, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Education, FLAME University, India

Past Series Editorial Board Members 2020-23
Ayse Ciftci, Professor & Director, School of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
Robert Perrucci, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, U.S.A.