Report on careers of D-USYS Senior Assistants
A survey in March 2015 among the professors of D-USYS regarding the career development of 130 Senior Assistants (Oberassistentinnen and Oberassistenten) shows that the perspectives of the non-tenured scientific staff at D-USYS are intact. In particular, they are by no means as bad as the international media generally suggest for non-tenured scientific staff at universities.
Of the former D-USYS Oberassistentinnen and Oberassistentinnen, 78% have an open-ended, 20% a temporary and only 2% no employment contract. Two thirds of them continue to work in academia. However, the survey also implies a tendency towards deteriorated professional perspectives. This might be linked to the paradigm shift that is associated with the introduction of an American-style system.
Read the report on D-USYS Oberassistentinnen/Oberassistenten