ERIC Number: ED212241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Academics at Canadian Universities: A Statistical Perspective on New Appointments During the Seventies.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
The citizenship status of full-time teachers at Canadian universities, with emphasis on faculty appointed between 1977-78 and 1980-81, is examined in view of the May 1981 announcement of the Minister of Employment and Immigration that universities must advertise for Canadian faculty before looking abroad. In 1977-78, 75 percent of full-time university teachers were Canadian citizens. Eighty-one percent of the faculty in education, the health sciences, and engineering held Canadian citizenship, whereas for fine and applied arts, the percentage was 64 percent. In the other teaching fields, the percentage ranged from 70 to 75 percent. Between 1973-74 and 1980-81, two-thirds of the new appointees were Canadian citizens. This proportion had increased from 59 percent in 1972-73 to 74 percent in 1978-1979. The percentage of newly appointed faculty with U.S. or United Kingdom citizenship declined over the nine-year period, accounting for 27 percent in 1972-73 and 19 percent in 1980-81. Information is presented on citizenship by geographic area for new appointees in eight teaching fields from 1978-79 to 1980-81. The legal status (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or employment permit-holder) of new appointments between 1977-78 and 1980-81 is presented for the five regions of Canada, including a breakdown between English-speaking and French-speaking Quebec universities. Information also is provided by academic rank, and details on previous employment by teaching field and academic rank is appended, along with an example of the demand/supply situation and implications for hiring. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Citizenship, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Full Time Faculty, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Indigenous Personnel, Intellectual Disciplines, Place of Residence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.