Employment

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Duke University’s Valerie Ashby says institutions must be more ‘intentional’ about finding ethnic minority PhD candidates

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Living next to the US is like sleeping with an elephant. But will the election of a divisive president see more Americans pack their trunks and trump, trump, trump up to Canada? asks Glen Jones

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Lack of opportunities and local hiring practices have stopped many French scientists from returning to their homeland, a new study says

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Academics enjoy teaching. What they don’t like is the lack of preparation time, bureaucratic burdens, unprepared students – and the TEF. Jack Grove reports

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Tired of the lies and back-patting that CVs are made of, Roger Watson eyes an alternative with a long list of virtues

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Research grant available but institution job 'normally' required before applying

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Universities need to open up communication channels to help retain women in science, says study

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Lecturer Rachel Moss on the casualties of a demanding academic culture

Overall higher education staff headcount up 2 per cent, new data reveal

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Study into the experiences of universities’ top teaching faculty is revealing about the real priorities, says Holly Else

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To help manage their expanding activities, institutions require new corporate leadership personnel, Sarah Shaw says

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University staff may often write letters of recommendation in a very gendered way, warns Dame Athene Donald

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Exploitative employment model is UK higher education’s ‘dirty little secret’, says Sally Hunt

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Five top European academics offer advice on how to mentor, manage and expand a research team

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Minority groups still not represented at professorial level by 2080, study suggests

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Male scholars turn to alcohol to stave off impostor feelings

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Funding conference attendance out of your own pocket? Don't worry – there are ways to make back the cash through other academic activities. Catherine Fletcher explains.

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Make appointing a chief scientific adviser on the EU ‘a priority’, Westminster committee tells the government

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New data points to exponential growth in many countries

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Peter Mathieson says being part of UN HeForShe initiative will allow the university to improve female representation