University of Oxford sparks outrage after website advertises lecture role with low salary by mistake
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World's leading uni advertises lecturer position for £13k per annum. we wonder why many people are leaving academia https://t.co/X380ok1cth— Maryyum Mehmood (@marymood) September 9, 2017
When I taught 1 tutorial a week (albeit as a new grad tutor), I'd spend c.4hrs/week prepping. Re-reading, marking, planning discussion pnts.— Alison Moulds (@alison_moulds) September 10, 2017
Historian Andrew Seaton highlighted the irony given the college’s history of supporting state educated students.
Meanwhile, at the cash-poor Mansfield College, Oxford... https://t.co/1SUJJxVFyS— Richard Hall (@HallyMk1) September 9, 2017
Wider concerns have previously been raised about low salaries at both Oxford and Cambridge universities compared to the average across UK institutions. In 2015, an anonymous Oxbridge academic wrote that working in Oxbridge was only for the rich. They did not believe early-career positions in arguably the country’s most prestigious universities were viable without further “independent financial means”, due to a combination of lower than average salaries and the high cost of living in both Oxford and Cambridge. This article was edited after publication to reflect the mistake made by the college.
Disappointed that it's Mansfield (a college that prides itself on supporting state school students) paying so little https://t.co/XhbnyxPTa7— Andrew Seaton (@AndrewSeaton) September 10, 2017