After a strike and nearly two years of negotiations, the NTT faculty union has ratified a contract with the university for higher wages and other benefits.
The pitch wasn’t exactly straightforward, but to some faculty members at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the meaning was clear enough: Their university was trying to hire unpaid adjuncts.
How the humanities survive on exploitation.
Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.
"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."
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
Brilliant colleagues. Curious students. High status. Earning less than half of what a kindergarten teacher makes.