I. Ilina, E. Kryukova, A. Zotova & E. Kuznetsova & E. Nakhratova
Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia
The article analyses the relative position of the Russian teachers from higher education institutions in professional labor market in transition. The specificity of teachers’ situation in the labor market is revealed in conditions of shift from administrative command system to market relations. There are distinguished the factors that increase the risk of job loss risk by teachers of different categories. The characteristics of main forms and types of “professorate” unemployment in modern stage are discussed. Based on the results of sociological survey, the relation of teachers to the market economy is analyzed and an attempt is made to find out the way which can stabilize teachers’ professional position at the time when new educational policies are being implemented in order to optimize the field of higher education.
Keywords: Labor market, academic teachers, unemployment, employment, higher school upgrading.