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Bureaucratic, Professional and Managerial Power in University Tenure Track Recruitment (2022)


Vellamo, T., Kosonen, J., Siekkinen, T., & Pekkola, E. (2022). Bureaucratic, Professional and Managerial Power in University Tenure Track Recruitment. In E. Forsberg, L. Geschwind, S. Levander, & W. Wermke (Eds.), Peer review in an Era of Evaluation : Understanding the Practice of Gatekeeping in Academia (pp. 371-402). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75263-7_16


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Publication details

All authors or editorsVellamo, Tea; Kosonen, Jonna; Siekkinen, Taru; Pekkola, Elias

Parent publicationPeer review in an Era of Evaluation : Understanding the Practice of Gatekeeping in Academia

Parent publication editorsForsberg, Eva; Geschwind, Lars; Levander, Sara; Wermke, Wieland

ISBN978-3-030-75262-0

eISBN978-3-030-75263-7

Publication year2022

Pages range371-402

Number of pages in the book402

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75263-7_16

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79303


Abstract

In this chapter, our interest lies in analysing the different powers in recruitment and, particularly, how they are manifested in the new tenure track model in technical fields in Finland. Traditionally, recruitment in higher education has mostly relied on the bureaucratic application of processes and on academics, representing professional power, evaluating academic merit. The new university legislation, granting universities more autonomy in recruiting, has allowed the development of increasingly strategic recruitment models. The novel tenure track recruitment criteria exceed traditional notions of individual merits to include assessments of the strategic visions of universities and departments. We see the use of the tenure track model as a shift both in the recruitment for identity building related to the technical university’s strategy and as a shift in using more managerial power in recruitment. We use a case study approach where we look at recruitment in a similar field in two different kinds of universities utilising tenure track, and we examine how bureaucratic, managerial and professional powers are manifested in the processes. The comparisons are used to highlight the powers in the tenure track process in a technical university.


Keywordsrecruitment of employeesuniversitiesuniversities of technologyinstitutes of higher education in technologystaffcareer developmentorganisational cultureleadership (activity)comparison

Free keywordspeer review; tenure track; technical university


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating3


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