Petition for the immediate appointment of all the elected Faculty Members of Greek Universities
More than 650 Faculty Members of Greek Universities, elected since 2009, are stuck in an unprecedented state of professional limbo and research stagnation. The Greek Government delays arbitrarily the appointment of academic staff elected according to all rightful and legal procedures, while the Ministry of Education does not even publish the list of successful candidates. All the above-mentioned Faculty Members are awaiting their long overdue appointment without any chance of reimbursement due to state obstructionism. The egregious practice of keeping them hostage to uncertainty has a twofold consequence: On the one hand, non-appointed academics find it hard to make ends meet and to carry out their scientific research, and on the other, Universities face serious problems due to the shortage of academic staff. We condemn the disdain displayed by the Greek government for public higher education as demonstrated by its disregard for both elected academics and students. We demand the immediate appointment of all elected Faculty Members.