Topic: Contract faculty

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics — Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a woman in physics, this lack of diversity is something that I encounter almost daily, and also something that we can take action to change.

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A personal perspective of contract instructing in Ontario

By Andrew Robinson

Contract faculty work in Ontario is unfair, ineffective, and ready for a shakeup.

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Zero-hours contracts and precarious academic work in the UK

By Jonathan White

The University and College Union is fighting back against zero-hour contracts that trap thousands in casualized work.

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Organizing against the widening gap in academic job security in Australia

By Jeannie Rea

Precarious academic work is an important issue in Australia, and the National Tertiary Education Union is making it a priority.

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Solidarity in the Ivory Tower

By Herbert Pimlott

The future of the university is … contingent?

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We Teach Ontario launches student video contest

We Teach Ontario, OCUFA’s campaign highlighting the important connection between teaching and research, has launched a student video contest. The contest offers […]

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"Whose university is it, anyway?" - book cover

“Whose university is it, anyway?” A question we need to keep asking

By Jennie Hornosty

Whose University Is It, Anyway? Power and Privilege on Gendered Terrain, edited by Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi (Sumach Press, 2008)

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"How the University Works - Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation" - book cover

Extreme Work-Study

By Marc Bousquet

In this excerpt adapted from his recent book, How The University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (NYU Press, 2008), Marc Bousquet explores the relationship of mass higher education in the United States to a global shift toward precarious employment.

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