Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Staff in Higher Education 2013-14 reveal that the proportion of full-time staff on similar contracts has risen by just 1 percentage point over the same period.
About 61 per cent of all part-time academic staff worked in teaching-only roles in 2013-14, up from 57 per cent in 2012-13. Over the same period, the proportion of part-time staff on teaching and research contracts fell from 30 per cent to 26 per cent.
Meanwhile, the proportion of academics in research-only posts and posts involving neither teaching nor research remained at 12 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.
Universities employed 10 per cent of full-time staff on teaching-only contracts in 2013-14, up from 9 per cent a year earlier. At the same time, the proportion of full-time staff in teaching and research posts fell 2 percentage points, from 62 per cent in 2012-13 to 60 per cent in 2013-14. The proportion of full-time research-only posts grew from 28 per cent in 2012-13 to 29 per cent in 2013-14.
The proportion of full-time academics in roles involving neither teaching nor research remained at 1 per cent.