Related Articles

5 Advantages of Becoming a Lecturer

Choosing a career direction is difficult and there are many things to consider. Perhaps you are doing a postgraduate degree at the moment and are wondering where to take your career. This article explains 5 good things about being a...

Assessment for Learning: Getting to Grips with Student Evaluation

Many universities around the world have made an annual tradition of student course-evaluation questionnaires as an assessment for learning. The questionnaires are usually given out at the period of the academic year when universities are...

Freelance or Short Term contracts: Researching for a Private Company

Scholars who have done postgraduate work are considered by many to be experts in their field. This 'expert status' can lead to a career outside of academia, perhaps undertaking research for companies or government institutions. These...

Giving Effective Student Advice

Many new lecturers, especially those who are starting a full-time teaching post after studying for a PhD, find that advising students can be confusing. While an increasing number of undergraduate students want their tutors to mentor...

How to Create an Academic Network

Working as a postgraduate student or researcher can be a lonely job. You might be studying something that very few other people in the world understand. You might also be physically isolated, working alone in a library, an archive or in...

I can't find a job advert in my field: what should I do?

Due to the recession and the university funding crisis that is blighting Higher Education in the UK and the US, many people hoping to go into careers in academia are finding their options limited by a lack of job openings.

Work-Life Balance: How many hours should you work?

The issue of work-life balance in the academic world has become more important in recent years. Employers now recognise that forcing staff to overwork leads to an unhealthy working environment and a high turnover of staff, not to mention...

Rethinking Political Science

On both sides of the Atlantic, politicians are questioning the value of political science as an academic discipline and its relevance to the modern society.

Academic Roles: What does an Admissions Tutor do?

Most academics in permanent positions are asked to take on an extra role within their department inside of the first few years. Depending on the size and structure of the department you may have to do this role indefinitely or for a...

Learning Styles in the Classroom

With technology making ever bigger inroads into the classroom, research being carried out to offer cultural and psychological insights, and theories of creativity and learning abounding, more and more is being discovered about the best...

How To Fit Your Research Around Other Activities

Finding time to complete research projects is an ever-present challenge for academics with full time posts as well as temporary lecturers.

Challenges in Overseas Student Recruitment

It may be mid-way through the current academic year for many universities across the globe, but in the boom-and-bust world of international student recruitment, everyday brings new and unpredictable challenges.

How green is your university?

It is important for jobseekers to be aware of the latest concerns within the higher education sector. One of the most important issues at the moment is environmental sustainability.

Skills needed to present a paper at an academic conference

If you are starting out on a postgraduate degree or hoping to break into the academic career market after working elsewhere you may have never attended an academic conference.

University Funding Crisis: How could it affect you?

The university sector in the UK has started 2010 in a difficult state with the Chancellor announcing just before Christmas that universities will have to shave a further

Working in Higher Education FAQ

University students often fail to realize that it requires an enormous number of employees working in a huge range of jobs to enable a Higher Education institution to function.

Should You Use Social Networking Sites to Teach at University Level?

Many university lecturers are now familiar with the problem of students .playing. on their mobile phones while they.re supposed to be listening to a lecture or contributing to a discussion.

Webinars in Academic Life

For many lecturers and researchers, online web conferencing technology is not put to use in the work environment. But could they be missing out? What are the benefits of holding .webinars.?

Website Review: A global view of Higher Education

Many of the articles on the jobs.ac.uk Career Development site relate to the academic situation in just one country, often the UK but sometimes the US, Japan, Australia or other countries.It is important for academic staff to get an...

The Challenges Facing Academic Staff in UK Universities

Everyone who has featured as a case study in our Career Development pages agrees on one thing . they really enjoy their jobs, and have no plans to move on from the university sector in the foreseeable future!

Connect with us