in: Navigating Post-Doctoral Career Placement, Research, and Professionalism, Noran L. Moffett, Editor, Global Publications , Pennsylvania, pp.318-345, 2021
The purpose of this chapter is to examine the doctoral adventure of academicians working in Turkish higher education institutions within the framework of boundaryless career theory. Qualitative method was used to collect in-depth information. A two-stage process was followed in determining the participants of the study. Firstly, academicians who have completed their doctoral studies abroad will differentiate in social and human capital care, the ones who completed their doctorate in Turkey. Secondly, as the foundation of the independent identity of academicians, which is the most fundamental basis of boundaryless career theory, may change according to the institutionalization level of the universities. Participants were selected from a university with high-level institutionalization and a university with low-level institutionalization.The topics that stand out in the research can be listed enjoyable aspects and difficulties of being an academician, competence of academics, relationship between advisor and academic career, meaning of the doctorate thesis, academic resistance.