Academic Labor News

More Faculty Diversity, Not on Tenure Track

Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.

Adjuncts included in Unemployment Guidance

"The Labor Department has updated its guidance for temporary unemployment in ways that adjunct advocates say may make it easier to collect benefits between academic terms."

Facing Poverty, Academics turn to Sex Work and Sleeping in Cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures

Too Many People Dream of a Charmed Life in Academia

Brilliant colleagues. Curious students. High status. Earning less than half of what a kindergarten teacher makes.

Professors are the New Therapists

"While students are choosing campuses that trade country club–like facilities for tuition dollars, faculty face increasing pressure to create a warm, nurturing environment and care for students in ways that extend far beyond typical relationships in the classroom."

Angry About Adjuncting?

The radical move might be to quit, writes Claire B. Potter.

U. of Arkansas System Considers Changes to Ease Tenured-Faculty Firings

"A proposal to change the tenure policy across the U. of Arkansas system has touched off fear among some faculty members. The university says the proposal is merely an effort to align with 'current law and best practices.' The professors say making collegiality a criterion in faculty evaluations is an attack on academic freedom."