Tagged: academic careers

Māori and Pacific academics paid and promoted less - News

Caroline Lord Dec 03, 2020

Glass ceilings are a reality for Māori and Pacific academics at New Zealand universities, according to new research. This group is already in the minority, making up just 5% and 2% respectively of the academic workforce, with less than 4% and 1% employed at professor level positions. These employment levels remained static between 2012 and 2017. The new study, … Read More

Science education in the 21st century – what might it look like? - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jul 03, 2018

There’s a lot of rhetoric these days around educating students ‘for the 21st century’, and the need for ’21st century skills’, while (not always but often) disparaging what is currently taught & how it’s delivered. Catherine Kelsey has a good op.ed. on this on the Education Central site, in which she comments on two other opinion pieces that … Read More

Science PhD career preferences surveyed - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 05, 2012

One of the most oft cited quotes on twitter is drawn from this passage from the abstract of Henry Sauermann and Michael Roach’s paper: ’We also show that the attractiveness of academic careers decreases significantly over the course of the PhD program, despite the fact that advisors strongly encourage academic careers over non-academic careers.’ … Read More

The worm from the deep! and other stories - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 03, 2011

POT-POURRI: A reading collection for a winter’s evening. Popular science, careers, protein bioinformatics and a little controversy for good measure. Named for the light-hating demon of the underworld. A kilometre below the earth’s surface a nematode worm (roundworm) lives, feeding on bacterial goo. You really can’t go past Nadia Drake’s article at Nature … Read More