As a former adjunct professor myself, I’m well aware of the poor status of adjunct faculty in academia and how serious a problem it is. But I decided instead to write this piece on the myth that being a tenured professor might make things better. One might think that having the security of a full-time position would mean more money and perhaps less work, but it’s not true. Tenured professors also have a staggering workload, most of which is assumed as part of their daily routine, and so they’re not compensated for it.
This was published on The Billfold on March 26, 2015.
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