Academic Labor News

A Non-Tenure-Track Profession?

About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to new AAUP analysis. While many now work on multiyear contracts, their academic freedom remains of concern.

Are Adjunct Professors the Fast Food Workers of the Academic World?

Adjuncts are over-worked, underpaid and have little job security. It's an injustice, and it hurts higher education

Adjunct Professors Speak Out on Unfair Treatment and Low Pay

Panelists of the Adjunct Pay and Poverty in Higher Education discussion address the room in the University Center.

Activism--"Coming Out" As An Adjunct

"I’m purposefully and respectfully borrowing the language of the outspoken LGBTQ community to urge my fellow adjuncts to end their silence and 'come out' to their students, friends, relatives, to everyone, as adjunct faculty members and tell them exactly what that means."

CSU Gender Gap: 60% of Lowest Paid Faculty are Women

"Colorado State University, like many institutions in the country, is in a struggle to counteract decades of workplace gender inequity. The most recent  blows take the form of a study confirming that female full professors — the highest of three tiers of faculty — were being paid less than their male peers and a 'troubling' report on female faculty members' workplace experiences."

Adjunct Agony: Uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

Wanda Evans-Brewer, an adjunct professor at DeVry University and Concordia University, is a Ph.D. on welfare. As some adjuncts in Chicago and across the country push to earn $15,000 per course, she and DePaul University adjunct Marty Bernstein discuss the difficulties of being a 'second-tier' instructor.

Higher Education by Lower Salaries for Adjunct Professors

Professors struggle to find secure employment after years of rigorous and expensive education.