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Changes in the composition of Australia’s higher education workforce

9 September 2014

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Changes in the scale and composition of the student body and changes in the nature and extent of university research in Australia’s universities have affected the structure of the university workforce.  This new note from the Go8 looks at the main changes in the Australian university workforce over the decade 2002-2012.

Key Messages:

• University career opportunities are diversifying.

• The main growth over the decade has been in casual teaching-only staff and research-only staff.

• The ‘traditional’ academic employed full-time for teaching and research now makes up just one half of all academic appointments.

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