Research on university staff is a field of study in higher education that has achieved prominence in recent years. The number of publications has increased significantly, in particular since the late 2000s. Today, issues related to university staff are often being undertaken as a topic in the academic discipline of higher education.
This paper reviews extant studies of university staff. Firstly, based on previous literature, it examines the scope of the studies, taking into consideration the definition of university staff. It then identifies research quesitons and methodologies of the studies and concludes by referring to challenges facing future research in this field, discussing the necessity of developing research methodologies and interdisciplinary collaboration.