The formation and development of the university’s personnel potential is one of the conditions for joining the project to support higher education organizations announced by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in June 2020. The project is called the Strategic Academic Leadership Program. The fulfillment of this condition cannot be carried out without overcoming the limitations and effective responses to the challenges that are associated with the academic profession.
The article is a review. Its purpose is to study threats and barriers to the development of the university’s personnel potential. It is shown that as internal threats one should consider the high stressfulness of faculty activities, violation of their personal safety and low loyalty; the barrier is the vulnerability of the academic profession. The research focuses on the current staff of Russian universities. The main research methods are analysis and synthesis of relevant scientific periodical literature.
The main result of the study is the position that the presence of threats and vulnerabilities in the academic profession entails consequences that have a devastating effect not only on the personality of the teacher, the university, the academic community, but also on the higher education system as a whole, catalyze the departure of teachers from the academic profession, and prevent the preservation of and the development of the university personnel potential, ensuring the competitiveness and attractiveness of the university.
Keywords: faculty, university personnel potential, academic profession, employment vulnerability, precarization, loyalty
For Reference: Lobova, S. V. (2020). Threats and vulnerabilities of the academic profession vs university personnel potential development. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 47 (5), 440-450. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.5.31
Information about the authors:
Svetlana V. Lobova (Russia, Barnaul) - Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Personnel Management and Socio-Economic Relations. Altai State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5784-1260. Scopus ID 55938600700