Exiting the academy: what professors did next

About 13 per cent of academics who left their higher education institution between 2011-12 and 2012-13 joined the private sector

December 4, 2014

But according to data from an Equality Challenge Unit report, almost a quarter of the 12,680 academics who left their university over that period moved to another higher education institution.

Meanwhile, about 35 per cent left employment altogether, with almost a third of those retiring, according to the report Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Report 2014 Part 1: Staff.

Four per cent left their university to work in the NHS or a medical or dental practice, and just 1 per cent moved to a research institute. A further 4 per cent went on to study in the UK.

In total, 12 per cent of the academics moved out of the UK to work abroad, with half of these taking employment at universities overseas.

holly.else@tesglobal.com

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

Daniel Mitchell illustration (29 June 2017)

Academics who think they can do the work of professional staff better than professional staff themselves are not showing the kind of respect they expect from others

celebrate, cheer, tef results

Emilie Murphy calls on those who challenged the teaching excellence framework methodology in the past to stop sharing their university ratings with pride

Sir Christopher Snowden, former Universities UK president, attacks ratings in wake of Southampton’s bronze award

Senior academics at Teesside University put at risk of redundancy as summer break gets under way

Tef, results, gold, silver, bronze, teaching excellence framework

The results of the 2017 teaching excellence framework in full. Find out which universities were awarded gold, silver or bronze