Keeping it in the faculty
A Swedish academics’ union has accused universities of “nepotism” after an investigation found that three-quarters of job offers went to internal applicants. The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers found that half of job offers were advertised less than three weeks ahead of the deadline, while one in 10 was published with only a week to spare, reported The Local Sweden. Git Claesson Pipping, director of the union, told the outlet that the findings were “shocking”. After receiving complaints from members who could not find openly advertised positions, the union decided to carry out an investigation into 268 job offers for lecturers and researchers.