This paper describes international faculty experiences using the case of an emerging institution in a post-soviet context. In particular it summarizes the main challenges that faculty face as they engage in teaching, research, and service in the institutional context of the Emerging Research University. The university is a major government investment in a single institution to spearhead research excellence and national education reform. Unable to draw sufficient academic talent locally, ERU relies heavily on foreign academics (more than two-thirds in the case of the institution). ERU’s novelty, its institutional, societal, and cultural context poses significant challenges for academics.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0246
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada