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Civil servant status and national pay scales mean senior academics earn less than peers elsewhere

Report warns of risk of overlooking women, internal candidates and those from ethnic minorities

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Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman offer advice on climbing the career ladder

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Researcher warns that anti-immigrant sentiment could affect pipeline of academic talent

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Steve Keen laments loss of ‘time and freedom’ for universities’ ‘original thinkers’

Fears that Scottish institution will be first of many institutions to make cuts

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To mark International Women’s Day, academics and administrators reflect on leadership challenges

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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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Discriminating in hiring practice against particular intellectual perspectives is no less sinister than discriminating against particular political persuasions, says Glenn Geher

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Scholars report higher levels of depressive symptoms and social withdrawal

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Research finds that working overseas can boost PhD holders’ salaries 

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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