Attractive package?

September 20, 2002

Some plain Yorkshire speaking emanates from the University of Sheffield, from where Mahesan Niranjan, a professor of computer science, has posted a job advert to an email list. It reads: "The University of Sheffield has three faculty openings (lecturer/senior lecturer) in computer science... Academic positions in the UK offer excellent freedom to pursue ideas that interest you. Other features of the job include low pay, poor student motivation, vague concept of tenure, periodic assessment of teaching and research quality in departments."

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