What is the happiest academic career stage?

Lyn Yates, Nic Smith, Irina Dumitrescu, James Tooley, Robert Zaretsky, Michael Hadjiargyrou, Tara Brabazon

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As precarity affects ever more academics for ever longer, many have come to see a permanent position as the gateway to professional happiness. But does it always work out that way? Or do the responsibilities and trade-offs of seniority outweigh the joys of security and salary? Seven academics have their say


  • academic career
  • permanent position
  • professional happiness
  • Academic life


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