Newly appointed academics will conceivably be enthusiastic about spring-boarding into their career after multiple years of studious preparation. Nevertheless, in the interpersonal dimension there are numerous difficulties within academe about which new academics may be naive. Presently, a dearth of educational resources exists to guide new academics on managing relationships with staff, students, balancing private lives and strenuous work demands. This chapter populates the gap in the literature on resources for new academics regarding these interpersonal relationships and highlights key issues in the work environment. Through awareness of the extant pitfalls, new academics can be more prepared to successfully manage relationship issues within academe.
|Title of host publication||An Academic life|
|Subtitle of host publication||A handbook for new academics|
|Editors||R. Cantwell, J. Scevak|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|