How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide.

Paying the Professoriate is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in twenty-eight countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. Paying the Professoriate provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations.

part 1|34 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Academic Remuneration and Contracts

Global Trends and Realities
ByPhilip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Iván F. Pacheco

chapter 2|14 pages

Quantitative Analysis

Looking for Commonalities in a Sea of Differences
ByGregory Androushchak, Maria Yudkevich

part 2|294 pages

Case Studies

chapter 3|12 pages

Labor Contracts and Economic Incentives for Argentine University Faculty

ByAna García de Fanelli

chapter 4|12 pages

The Academic Career in a Transition Economy

Case Study of the Republic of Armenia
ByArevik Ohanyan

chapter 6|11 pages


The Widening Gap
BySimon Schwartzman

chapter 7|11 pages

The Organization of Academic work and Faculty Remuneration at Canadian Universities

ByGlen A. Jones, Julian Weinrib

chapter 8|10 pages

A Study on Academic Salary and Remunerations in China

ByWanhua Ma, Jianbo Wen

chapter 9|10 pages

Academic Salaries in Colombia

The Data Tell Only a Small Part of the Story
ByIván F. Pacheco

chapter 10|11 pages

The Czech Republic

High Estimation for the Academic Profession
ByHelena Sebkova

chapter 11|11 pages

Salary and Incentive Structure in Ethiopian Higher Education

ByElizabeth Ayalew

chapter 12|9 pages

Changing the Rules of the French Academic Market

ByGaële Goastellec

chapter 13|10 pages

The Income Situation in the German System of Higher Education

A Rag Rug
ByMarius Herzog, Barbara M. Kehm

chapter 14|11 pages

Academic Salaries and Career Advancement

Tuning the Professoriate for a Knowledge Economy in India
ByNarayana Jayaram

chapter 15|10 pages


Academic Salaries and Remuneration
BySarah Guri-Rosenblit

chapter 16|9 pages


From Bureaucratic Legacy to Reform of the Profession
ByGiliberto Capano, Gianfranco Rebora

chapter 17|11 pages

Working Conditions and Salaries of the Academic Profession in Japan

ByKazunori Shima

chapter 18|9 pages

Academic Salaries in Kazakhstan

Current Status and Perspectives
BySholpan Kalanova

chapter 19|10 pages

The Academic Salary System

Conditions and Trends in Latvia
ByTatjana Volkova

chapter 20|10 pages

Attractiveness of Salaries and Remuneration of Malaysian Academics

ByMuhamad Jantan

chapter 21|9 pages

Mexican Faculty Salaries Today

Once a Bagger, Always a Beggar?
ByAlma Maldonado-Maldonado

chapter 22|11 pages

Introducing Market Forces In Academic Remuneration

The Case of the Netherlands
ByBen Jongbloed

chapter 23|10 pages


Toward an Open Market
ByOlufemi A. Bamiro

chapter 24|10 pages

Academic Salaries in Norway

Increasing Emphasis on Research Achievement
BySvein Kyvik

chapter 25|14 pages

Russian Higher Education

Salaries and Contracts
ByGregory Androushchak, Maria Yudkevich

chapter 26|9 pages

Faculty Salary and Remuneration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ByMohammad Al-Ohali, Hamad Al-Mehrej

chapter 27|9 pages

The Unequal Playing Field

Academic Remuneration in South Africa
ByChika Trevor Sehoole

chapter 28|11 pages

Remuneration of Academic Staff in Turkish Universities

ByKemal Gürüz

chapter 29|10 pages

Academic Salary in the United Kingdom

Marketization and National Policy Development
ByFumi Kitagawa

chapter 30|11 pages

The Power of Institutional and Disciplinary Markets

Academic Salaries in the United States
ByMartin J. Finkelstein

part 3|11 pages


chapter 31|9 pages

Academic Community and Contracts

Modern Challenges and Responses
ByYaroslav Kuzminov