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ERIC Number: EJ885988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Supply Issues for Science Academics in Australia: Now and in the Future
Edwards, Daniel; Smith, T. Fred
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v60 n1 p19-32 Jul 2010
Australia, like the rest of the developed world, is in the midst of dealing with notable issues related to the age structure of its academic workforce. These issues are widespread and have been articulated in the Australian context most comprehensively by Hugo (2008). This paper investigates issues with demographic change and other key factors related to the desirability of a science or mathematics academic career within Australian universities. It draws on the findings of a research project undertaken in 2008 for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The findings show that while demographic issues are not as dire for science academics compared to the entire sector, issues relating to tenure, workload and retaining young science academics in Australia are a threat to the long-term sustainability of science faculties in Australian universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia