The Faculty

by John Dale

A darkly clever satire of the modern university workplace with all its dramas, intrigues and personalities.

At last – thirty-one-year-old Sarah Dixon has landed her first casual academic contract. In her naivety – she imagines a university to be a place where she can teach and research in peace – surrounded by inspirational colleagues. Instead – she has joined a faculty in free fall – its staff fighting desperately to cling to their jobs while management is determined to slash costs and dispense with the non-performers.

This is a timely story as many questions are raised as to the future of our universities and the nature of academia.

‘Shrewd, witty, knowing and disturbingly up-to-the-minute.’ Robert Drewe