There’s never been a better time to be seeking a position in higher education. 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.
Global Talent for Academic Jobs
In 2020, the majority of baby boomers will be retired or semi-retired. This has large ramifications for the academic workforce. Over 30% of current academics are predicted to retire, and there is a realisation that many PhDs are not staying in university to take up research and teaching roles. Many universities are seeking industry professionals to add knowledge and experience to workforce.
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.