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dc.contributor.convenorProf Kerri-lee Krauseen_US
dc.contributor.authorMay, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrachan, Glendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBroadbent, Kayeen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeetz, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorKerri-Lee Krauseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:22:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:22:15Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-02T22:18:55Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44799
dc.description.abstractThe majority of undergraduate teaching at Australian universities is performed by casual, hourly paid, staff. This was not always the case. The casualisation of academic teaching that has occurred over the last two to three decades underscores a fundamental change in the nature of academic work and the structure of the academic labour market. At the same time, a sense of crisis is building around shortages for academic staff, with the majority of tenured academics aged over 50 and moving toward retirement. The traditional academic career path appears to be under reconstruction, and what might be thought of as the career entry point is concentrated with insecure employment. For those casual staff seeking an academic career it is unclear how time spent as a casual assists in that search, or whether working as a casual makes the transition to more secure employment more difficult. Women are entering academia in ever greater numbers and are often seen as the solution to the workforce renewal crisis, however they are also more likely to be employed on a casual basis with limited career prospects. The research forms part of a wider ARC project: Gender and Employment Equity: Strategies for Advancement in Australian Universities. Using new data from the universities superannuation fund Unisuper, obtained as part of this research project, a more thorough analysis of the casual teaching academic workforce is undertaken.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherHERDSAen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://conference.herdsa.org.au/2011/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameHERDSA 2011: Higher Education on the Edgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleHigher Education Research and Development Studies Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-07-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-07-07en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Caost, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleThe casual approach to university teaching: time for a re-think?en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 HERDSA. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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