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These issues are well known. Fundamentally academia is producing too many PhD students and too little full-time positions More precisely, academia is not making money. We're not even trying to make a profit, where would the money come from? Why is there no movement inside academia trying to change these working conditions or a push to establish labor ...


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The first question is whether PhD students are union members, or can be. Very often they can but are not. In the UK, a work contract that is separate from the student component is not required to join a union, and membership can be free. In the Netherlands, I think that a PhD student is considered a full-time university employee, with everything that entails ...


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Why is there no labor union in academia? Some universities have unions, others do not. The scope of the unions varies. Why is there no movement inside academia trying to change this? Many people support changing academia, so the premise of this question is wrong. The reality is that change is hard, especially when the old system obtains lots of cheap ...


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No. Most institutions would consider tenure denial to be a confidential personnel matter. This information probably cannot even be obtained using freedom of information laws. A small portion of institutions have their newly tenured faculty announced in Inside Higher Ed. You can estimate faculty retention rates by viewing archive.org's records of the ...


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Just last month I came across a blog post by a Management prof who offers a few really well thought out answers to this question. Granted, this is a different field, but you may find the general approach and some of the ideas valuable. The post is called "Making your case for impact if you have few citations" But in general, as other people have said here, ...


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It is important that this is an entry level position, since a lack of publications is not that harmful and may be seen as normal. Lack of citations is entirely out of your control - it may theoretically be improved by publishing in more visible journals, social media networking/ promotion etc, but eventually the majority of academic work is cited the proud ...


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I agree that there is not complete job security anywhere, but the academic tenure-position in Denmark is special. First, management such as the Dean is not voted in by their colleagues. It is actually hired as a manager from a hiring committee that evaluates the candidates cv. So when a new dean comes to office, often they want to arrange faculties to their ...


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You seem to be near the beginning of you academic career. In that case I wouldn't worry about it at all at this point. Certainly it isn't something to mention in application materials, but you are beyond that. But if you are asked in an interview, the answer that you could fairly give is that is one of the precise reasons that you find the post doc ...


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