Succeeding as a Western Academic Working at a Newer Foundation University in a Developing Country.

TitleSucceeding as a Western Academic Working at a Newer Foundation University in a Developing Country.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
Date Published04/2020
JournalPS: Political Science & Politics
Volume53
Issue3
Pagination532-536
AuthorsKaminski, J
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN Number1049-0965
Abstract

This article discusses the two most important things that I have learned since taking a full-time position in 2014 at a newer private university in the Balkans: (1) the unique challenges you face when doing research in such a setting; and (2) how to handle the significant cultural differences that you will face in the classroom. This article also offers recommendations for earning the trust of students who will be suspicious of your motivation for teaching in their country. If you can manage these two realities, you will have a much easier time finding personal fulfillment and, ultimately, professional success in your new endeavor. This article focuses primarily on teaching in newer, private institutions known as Foundation Universities in developing countries more than long-established public institutions. However, you most certainly will face issues in these public institutions similar to those at smaller private ones.

URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/succeeding-as-a-western-academic-working-at-a-newer-foundation-university-in-a-developing-country/4241C3686F5ACDC87B533AD17367D84A
DOI10.1017/S1049096520000360
Refereed DesignationRefereed