There’s never been a better time to switch from your university job to a career with a private higher education provider. If you’ve never considered your options, here are some things to keep in mind. As a specialist in higher ed, Academic Jobs can find you an academic position with the responsibility and salary you deserve, for an employer you may have never discovered. Browse our jobs here and find out why a career in higher ed is worth it below.
Australian Universities are Underfunded
In 2015 the Australian university system suffered under the weight of underfunding, leading to announcements of large-scale staff redundancies. In recent months we’ve seen significant staff cuts to meet the cost of both research and infrastructure expenditure. Additional pressure will be added as the Higher Education Standards Panel examine options for improving the transparency of student admissions policies. Simply put, working in Universities now and into the future will become harder, leaner and more challenging.
More Students are Enrolling in Higher Education
Data released by the Department of Education has revealed a record number of students enrolled in higher education in the first half of 2015, with more than 1.2 million students enrolled. That’s an increase of 3.1% on the same period in 2014. Private higher education easily outpaced university enrolments in the first half of 2015. Private student numbers grew 10.1% in 2015, more than three times the rate of the previous year.
Higher Education Professionals are in High Demand
Private higher education institutes are struggling to find qualified Lecturers, Professors, Research, Administration and Support Staff to fill newly created roles. This growth is a golden opportunity for academics and other university staff who are willing to broaden their experience and escape the uncertainty and continued disruption of the university sector.
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