In a world where some (predominantly male) colleagues gets undue credit and airtime in academia and some women struggle to juggle work and family responsibilities, this chapter provides some reflections about the author’s own personal journey as a female early career academic, as well as the author’s recent experience in applying for an academic promotion. Appended within this chapter are also some advice and tips from other female colleagues who have recently been successful in their applications for promotion. The author is only a drop in the ocean of academia but hopefully these reflections will help other female colleagues who are trying to navigate the academic world.
I am most grateful for the insightful contributions of Drs Chi Baik, Esther Chan, and Victoria Millar. My thanks also go to the Women in Higher Education group for their support, continued friendship, and camaraderie.
Mahat, M. (2019), "Being Female in Academia", Mahat, M. and Tatebe, J. (Ed.) Achieving Academic Promotion (Surviving and Thriving in Academia), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 43-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78756-899-020191005Download as .RIS
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