Uni staff raise restructure issues
Academics who remain after a restructure at Flinders University say they are being seriously overworked.
The university recently consolidated 14 schools and faculties into six colleges, resulting in around 200 professional and academic staff taking redundancies in 2017.
Last year, about 150 academics were affected by the creation of teaching specialist (TS) and research academic positions.
The university has not clarified how many staff took redundancies over the summer break, but says permanent academic staff numbers will rise by up to 30 as a result of the restructure.
Professors and other academics say it has caused massive disruption, left some questioning their move to Australia, and left others picking up PhD students for positions usually co-taught with professors.