Tenure track lures elite researchers, can hinder women

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Swedish report finds tenure track system lures elite researchers but reduces mobility

Tenure track develops elite recruitment but does not provide employment security for post-doctoral candidates in general and reduces the mobility of academic staff, according to a new report on the use of the system in Denmark, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore and the United States.



Inquiry proposes ‘non-elitist’ tenure track system

By Brendan O’Malley and Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

A government inquiry has proposed the introduction of the tenure track position of assistant professor to address the lack of career structure in Swedish universities. But it warns that it should be used “more broadly than as a purely elite track” as found in other countries.



Povl Tiedemann
April 2016


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