British University Rejects Criticism for Using Academic Title of "Hourly Paid Lecturers" for Some Temp. Faculty

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by Jack Grove With so many variations of lecturer, fellow, reader and professor – such as senior, associate, visiting and principal – academic job titles are sometimes seen as confusing for British students. But a rather blunt job description of “hourly paid lecturer” used by the University of Lincoln has attracted criticism for a different reason. A number of staff on the university’s website have been listed as “hourly paid lecturer – HE”, a move that risks stigmatizing these employees by highlighting the precarious nature of their jobs, according to the pressure group Fighting Against Casualisation in Employment. Lincoln’s use of these […]
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