University academics’ pay lags behind

University
academics can earn more money by teaching in schools, according to research.

The
study, by recruitment communication company Barkers, finds that academics’ pay
scales have been eroded and academics may be able to earn more working in
schools.

However,
many academics claim remuneration is not their main concern.

The
poll of 100 academics shows that the autonomy to pursue their chosen subjects
to research in traditional institutions is vital for job satisfaction. It also
shows that those in newer universities do not have the time to concentrate on
personal research.

Another
phase of the research is planned which will look at the motivations and
aspirations of academics.

By Paul Nelson

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