Common Faculty Models

  • Faculty demographics and/or trends:
    • Aging academic workforce
    • Recruitment of high quality academic staff is an increasing challenge

 

  • Typical qualifications expected of new hires:
    • Doctoral qualification is the norm for a continuing appointment (similar to tenure in the U.S.)
    • In some discipline areas (e.g., Accounting and Finance) a Masters or Bachelors (Hons) with a commitment to complete a doctorate is still relatively common for lower level academic appointments (e.g., Associate Lecturers and Lecturers, but not Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor levels).

 

  • Contractual systems/administrative structures:
    • Academic staff are appointed on fixed term contracts and continuing appointments (the latter shares characteristics with tenure in the U.S.).

 

  • Typical compensation practices:
    • Academic salaries are quite comparable across universities but supplementation/market loading vary across universities and disciplines.
    • Salary supplementation is not the norm.
    • Salary supplementation above 30 percent is highly unusual.
    • Academic staff who are strong research performers are more likely to receive the salary supplementation.