The COVID-19 jobs crisis

What’s happening now and what managements will do next

The COVID-19 funding crisis will end 5 600 FTE continuing appointments in universities, according to Elizabeth Baré, Janet Beard and Ian Marshman from the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education writing with Teresa Tjia.

In CMM this morning they estimate a further 7500 FTE positions will be lost in the casual and fixed-term research workforce. This figure alone could translate to 17 500 people.

Overall, they report the pandemic’s revenue impact on universities for 2020 will be $3.8bn.

They also analyse the range of management responses to the crisis and the six workforce challenges universities will face, here.