Tag Archives: Casual academic staff

UCU homes in on widespread use of zero-hours deals

UCU homes in on widespread use of zero-hours deals | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 05 September 2013

Union uncovers extent of casualised contracts in sector


Adjuncts Build Strength in Numbers

Adjuncts Build Strength in Numbers  | Audrey Williams June | Chronicle of Higher Education | 9 November, 2012

“We do a lot of teaching,” says Caroline Meline, an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Saint Joseph’s U. “That’s just the way it is in our department.” She is among adjuncts pressing for higher pay and a voice in governance on a campus where two-thirds of the faculty are off the tenure track. Ten years ago, less than half of the faculty were off the tenure track.


Casual staffers outstrip full-time

Casual staffers outstrip full-time | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 28 March, 2012

THE growth in enrolments in Australia’s largest universities has largely been met with casual academics, whose numbers now outstrip permanent staff, according to new research for the LH Martin Institute.

A separate study has also revealed the rate of academic casualisation varies wildly across the sector, from a high of 36 per cent to as low at 5 per cent, based on 2010 government data. The average rate was 21 per cent, up from 20 per cent in 2009.