The Academic Precariat (HE not RE)

The Guardian are running a series of articles on the growing casualisation of the academic workforce. I suspect that this is a significant issue in humanities and social science departments.  The (over?)supply of highly qualified staff and the incentives and pressures to focus on research means that departments can’t resist the availability of cheap labour to do ‘onerous’ marking, tutorial teaching  etc.  In business and finance subjects – of which real estate is increasingly viewed as one – this doesn’t seem to be such an issue.  It is hard to find personnel with the professional experience and academic qualities to teach and research in real estate

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