I recently read about the Flinders University restructure where 200 academics are going to have to re-apply for their jobs. What do you think of this restructure and the new separate teaching specialist and research academic positions that are being implemented?
I have benefited greatly from lecturers and demonstrators who teach and conduct research. Isn’t there a benefit to having at least some academics who teach and do research? I can see the positives of there being academics who can purely focus on teaching or research, and I’ve regularly heard from academics how tough it can be to get the balance right between the two. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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