Who's working in HE?: Personal characteristics
In the tables below, use the buttons to show statistics by sex, age group, disability or ethnicity.
Every contract is coded with a contract level. The Professor level (F1) is defined as “Senior Academic appointments which may carry the title of Professor but which do not have departmental line management responsibilities.”
Other senior contracts (codes A to E) include leadership and management responsibilities. These contracts may also be held by people who hold the Professor title.
See the Contract levels definition for more detail.
Atypical contracts are generally non-permanent contracts for short, one-off, or as-and-when tasks.
Atypical staff figures are counted differently and shown separately and should not be added to non-atypical figures.
See the Terms of employment definition for more detail.
In the tables below, use the buttons to show statistics by disability or ethnicity.
54% of academic staff were male in 2017/18.
HE Staff Data pages
- Who's working in HE?
- What areas do they work in?
- What are their employment conditions?
- What are their salaries?
- Where do they work, come from and go to?
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