The Segmentation of Academic Labour: A Canadian Example

  • Harald Bauder Department of Geography, University of Guelph
Keywords: Academia, corporatization, flexibilization, faculty, academic geographers, segmentation


Academia increasingly faces pressures of corporatization and flexibilization. Of particular concern is the segmentation of academic labour into stable tenured or tenure-track professors and “flexible” sessional and adjunct faculty. In this paper, I review evidence of the segmentation of the Canadian academic labour market, examine the conditions that permit segmentation to exist, discuss why academic geographers in both segments comply with a segmented labour market and, finally, propose potential strategies to address the issue of segmentation.
How to Cite
Bauder, Harald. 1. “The Segmentation of Academic Labour: A Canadian Example”. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 4 (2), 228-39.