Accepted Paper:

Academic careers and the politics of employment at Polish universities  


Agnieszka Koscianska (University of Warsaw)

Paper short abstract:

In my contribution to the panel, I plan to reflect on systemic issues related to career opportunities for young anthropologists at Polish universities.

Paper long abstract:

Based on the my own experiences as both an early career researcher and a vice-director of an anthropology department, I discuss systemic obstacles for the development of carrier opportunities for young scholars in Poland. While contemporary crisis in the academic job market is almost a universal phenomenon, I will focus on specific features of the Polish context, which include the impact of the new system of financing in higher education, an obligatory process of habilitation as well as customary, informal rules regulating the politics of employment that make finding academic employment for young scholars within the Polish academia difficult.

Panel P022
Anthropology as a vocation and occupation