You Matter: The Australian Historical Association’s Casualisation Survey Report

On behalf of the AHA Executive, Dr Romain Fathi and Dr Lyndon Megarrity conducted a survey on the experiences of casual academics in the History discipline regarding the nature of their employment, and its impact upon their career path and personal life. The initiative was designed to facilitate discussion about casualisation in the History discipline in the tertiary education sector, as well as to consider ways that permanent academic staff, university departments, the AHA and other stakeholders could address the problems encountered by casual teaching and research staff. The survey report provides a fresh look at the experiences of casually paid historians in Australian universities. It also highlights constructive ideas for improving their terms and conditions of employment. The authors wish to thank the 153 scholars who took the time to voluntarily provide feedback on their experiences as casual workers in the History discipline in Australia. 

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