RSA Statement on Teaching by Researchers

The issue of research staff undertaking teaching activities has become a hot-topic recently, with the news that one department at Lancaster is now requiring its research staff to undertake teaching activities. Below is a statement by the RSA on teaching by researchers in general. The RSA's view on this: Teaching activities may be beneficial to … Continue reading RSA Statement on Teaching by Researchers

What’s in a name? Postdoc or research staff?

According to good-old Wikipedia “A postdoc is a temporary position that allows a PhD to continue their training as a researcher and gain skills and experience that will prepare them for their academic career”, with the term also referring to the individual holding that position. There are several issues with this, which may vary across disciplines and … Continue reading What’s in a name? Postdoc or research staff?