Discussion paper

The Future Humanities Workforce project has released this Consultation Paper designed to inform the national consultation process about the contribution and preparedness of Australia’s humanities research workforce for the future of work in academia and beyond.

We are seeking input from the higher education sector, humanities researchers, teachers and graduates, humanities disciplinary associations, government policymakers, industry, and not-for-profit organisations. We want to engage with stakeholders across all sectors in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of issues associated with the future humanities research workforce, including the current capacity and demographics of this workforce, and the skills and knowledge this workforce will require.

This consultation process will explore a range of key questions, such as:

  • How are we providing viable pathways for future humanities academics?
  • How are programs equipping the next generation of researchers with the skills and knowledge required to work within and beyond academia, and to train future generations?
  • Is the humanities research workforce diverse enough to cater for the future needs of our political, legal, economic, cultural and educational sectors?

Submissions close Friday 31 May 2019.


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