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Part B – Findings and conclusion Research Officer – can progress through the full academic scale. The University recruits more women than men into fixed-term, often ‘non-career’, academic positions. It is unclear why. Table 27: Number and % of academic staff on fixed-term agreements by position and gender

Professor Associate Professor Senior Lecturer Senior Research Officer Clinician Lecturer Research Officer Senior Tutor Tutor Assistant Lecturer Assistant Research Officer Post-doctoral Fellow Graduate Teaching Assistant Senior Research Fellow Research Fellow Total

No. staff on fixedTotal no. staff at each term agreements at level each level Male Female Male Female 92 15 9 2 77 36 4 1 282 169 5 4 12 6 4 2 0 1 134 154 11 15 31 39 15 19 56 68 14 21 21 55 13 27 3 13 2 10

% staff on fixed-term agreements at each level Male Female 10% 13% 5% 3% 2% 2% 31% 29% 8% 10% 48% 49% 25% 31% 62% 49% 64% 77%

8

19

5

976

63%

47%

24

30

24

29

100%

97%

4 1 1 746

9 1 1 614

4

9

100%

100%

1 1 112

1 1 150

100% 100% 15%

100% 100% 25%

Exploring the issue Some of the reasons that Massey University uses fixed-term agreements in the six positions identified above are: at the lecturer level most fixed-term agreements are related to providing cover for staff on parental leave or for temporary assistance with peaks of work at the research officer/assistant research officer level most fixed-term agreements are related to a specific research project of limited duration the assistant lecturer level is effectively a training and development position at the tutor and senior tutor level fixed-term agreements are used to assist with peaks of work, to cover for a career academic working on a specific research project, or for other absences.

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The data show two more female Assistant Research Officers but for some reason these have not been classified as ‘Academic’ in the database, and so are excluded here.

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