Evidence suggests that only around one-third of staff at Australian universities have a secure employment contract. In medical research institutes, research staff are often reliant on fixed-term grant funding for their employment.

Using real-life examples from Bronze Award applications, we’ll show you how to explore employment security in your institution’s workforce.

Relevant section in the Athena Swan Bronze Award application form

  • 3.1(ii) for higher education institutions
  • 3.1(ii) for research institutes

What we’ll discuss

  • Which staff are more likely to have a secure employment contract
  • Whether casualisation is always a bad thing
  • Balancing job security and flexibility
  • How casual employees may be an untapped pool of talent

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