‘I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university’

Ireland“Looking for a job in Irish universities was demoralising as there were no permanent contracts for the type of role I was applying for. In Ireland, you get a graduate visa for two years after completing a postgrad in order to find a job. This is difficult when the role you want doesn’t offer permanent contracts, which is the case for most graduate jobs in third levels these days …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 October]

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One Response to “‘I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university’”

  1. Dan Says:

    Look through any Irish university vacancies page and you’ll find 10 admin posts for every academic. Even technicians are far more likely to get a job. When 90% of your research is done by freebies on grants then why bother paying?
    The answer might be to drop the institute from all publications and grant applications. About time researchers treat themselves as self-employed and their university as little more than rented space.

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