What ongoing staff can do to support precariously employed colleagues

Jessica Ford, Jess Ison, Lara McKenzie, Fabian Cannizzo, Louise R Mayhew, Natalie Osborne, Benjamin Cooke

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There is a growing divide between ongoing and precarious academics in Australia. Precarious academics are often exploited, underpaid, and have little hope of gaining permanency. In this article we offer suggestions to ongoing academics on how to improve the working lives and conditions of precarious colleagues. Our suggestions range from easy and straightforward to more challenging. We offer them to encourage discussion and action, and to inspire ongoing academics to consider how the circumstances of precarious academics today may differ from their own experiences as ‘early career’ academics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Universities' Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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