Academic Labor News

The Long Road: Faculty Unions Fight for Contract

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.

Want to Be a 'Volunteer Adjunct'? Southern Illinois U. Is Hiring

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.

The Great Shame of Our Profession

How the humanities survive on exploitation.

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.