Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching

An edited book

Book title: Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education

Published by Springer Science + Business Media Singapore Private Ltd

This book is focused on issues surrounding professional staff in higher education, from their initial qualifications (as an undergraduate student, if applicable), through to their recruitment, employment, career progression, performance and evaluation, termination of contracts, their work conditions and support, their contributions to the higher education sector and student outcomes. The book also covers aspects of the current higher education landscape and how it might impact on the work, careers, aspirations and performance of professional staff. Academics, researchers and professional staff in Australia and internationally are invited to make their contributions to this volume through case studies, reflection pieces, empirical research, analysis and discussion of the literature and prologues.

Call for chapter proposals

Researchers and practitioners from around the world are invited to submit a chapter proposal (up to 500 words) that explains how the chapter would fit within the focus and scope of the book. The due date for proposals has now passed. Please see below for other important dates.


For further information please contact the correspondence editor Dr Carina Bossu.

Key information

A printable version of this information is also available to download: Call for Contributions.pdf

Revised project timeline

Last updated 10 Oct 2016.

27 November 2015 (extended) Chapter proposals due
20 December 2015 Send out notifications of acceptance
12 March 2016 Full draft of the chapter sent to the editors for the first round of review
12 April 2016 Feedback from the editors
26 May 2016 (extended) Full papers submitted for peer review
30 June 2016 Authors to peer review assigned chapters
12 August 2016 Authors send assigned reviews to editors
09 September 2016 Authors receive peer reviews from editors
21 October 2016 Authors send final revised chapters to editors
Mid 2017 Expected Publication