Last week it was revealed that all professors who are not in management roles will have to reapply for their jobs. The outcry on social media from fellow academics and through the hashtag #TeessideProfs has been resounding. In the spirit of solidarity with our colleagues and as a warning to other universities considering similar action, we are looking to pen an open letter to Teesside University to be published in Times Higher Education. This letter will condemn these actions, call for their immediate delay and re-evaluation, question their rationale and also problematise the broader treatment of workers in higher education. Please see the full letter below.
We are looking to attach as many signatures of support from university academics as possible. If you want to attach your name to this letter, please comment below with your title, name and affiliation. Thanks in advance for your support.
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