Academic Careers from a European Perspective : The Declining Desirability of the Faculty Position

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Huisman, Jeroen and Weert de, Egbert and Bartelse, Jeroen (2002) Academic Careers from a European Perspective : The Declining Desirability of the Faculty Position. Journal of Higher Education, 73 (1). pp. 141-160. ISSN 0022-1546

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Abstract:Internationally, the fault lines of an uncertain academic
career are becoming increasingly apparent. Despite extensive
preparation, young academics confront restricted opportunities to become
regular members of the academic community. Many of them are
on a temporary contract, often with poor working conditions and uncertainties
about reappointments. A long academic career seems unobtainable,
which can lead to a negative image for academic employment.
Those who opt for an academic career run the risk of moving from one
contract to another without the opportunity to establish a particular research
program. Finkelstein, Seal, and Schuster (1998) found that a
large segment of the new academic generation in the United States have
entered into "temporary" positions not part of the traditional academic
career ladder
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