There are currently far too few vacant academic jobs in Australia each year to employ all our PhD students. It's time to rethink the training of doctoral students.
Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
With 70 percent adjunct faculty, who work on a semester-to-semester basis, the current system is not helping students. What can replace the traditional tenure system?
A new review of research training in Australia calls for transferable skills to be central to the training of PhD students.