From professional expert to novice academic: challenges and complexities Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Advancing knowledge in higher education: universities in turbulent times


  • The move from a professional career into academia involves a transition from professional expertise to novice academic. New academics encounter a number of university expectations that can challenge their own sense of professional identity. In this chapter, the author overviews the complexity of the higher education environment and highlights the challenges that new academics face. The status of being both a recognized professional and a novice in academia can be a unique experience, as the author documents.

publication date

  • 2014