Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database


Academic staff
Term extension
Academic Staff (ISCED 5-6) includes:

- Personnel whose primary assignment is instruction, research, or public service.
- Personnel who hold an academic rank with such titles as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, or the equivalent of any of these academic ranks,
- Personnel with other titles, (e.g. dean, director, associate dean, assistant dean, chair or head of department), if their principal activity is instruction or research.

It EXCLUDES student teachers, teachers aides and paraprofessionals.
Statistical unit(s)
Households and Enterprises (Corporations, Institutions)
Measurement unit
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Eurostat, "UOE data collection on education systems", Volume 1: "Manual. Concepts, definitions and classifications". Volume 2: "2011 UOE questionnaires and instructions for their completion and submission". Volume 3: "Electronic questionnaires: User guide" (2009 Edition), Montreal, Paris, Luxembourg, 2011
Other link(s)
Eurostat, Fields of Education and Training Manual, December 1999
Link(s) to statistical data
educ_pers1d - Teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-6) by age and sex
educ_pers1t - Teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-6) by employment status (full-time, part-time, full-time equivalence) and sex
educ - Does not exist!
Statistical theme(s)
  • Population and Social Conditions
  • Other languages
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  • Akademisches Personal
  • Bildung View (Deutsch)
  • Professeurs/personnel academique
  • Education View (Fran├žais)