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Wondering how to navigate the adjunct life? See this sampling of advice columns from The Chronicle of Higher Education below.


Questions About Online Adjunct Teaching

by Britt

I am trying to get a sense of the weekly time commitment for online adjunct teaching positions. I realize that this probably

Here I'm a “Member,” Not an Adjunct

By Emma Thornton

Mid-December marked the end of my first term of teaching full time in Britain. It's been three months of adjustments, shocks,

We're Not Your Colleagues

By Deborah Foreman

After working in higher education for 23 years, first as a faculty member and then as an administrator, I retired a

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An Adjunct's View

By Susan de la Vergne

The more I teach, the better I like it. I look forward to the start of class, I'm energized

The Silence of the Grads

By Steve Street I wore red to class on April 30, in honor of the first New Faculty Majority Day called by the National Coalition for Adjunct and Contingent Equity. I

Academe's House Rules

By Steve Street

In a report on part-time faculty members issued by the American Federation of Teachers in March, one paragraph opens with a

A Look at ‘How the University Works’

By Thomas H. Benton Marc Bousquet's How the University Works should be required reading for anyone with an interest in the future of higher education, including administrators, faculty members, graduate students,

From Adjunct to Assistant

By Gerardo Marti

It can be difficult for an adjunct to secure a tenure-track job, but I am proof that it can be done.

The Advice Nobody Likes

By Rob Jenkins

Question (from "Betsy"): I am an adjunct at about half a dozen places, including a community college. Altogether, I have over eight years of part-time teaching experience. I am applying at any and

Why Adjuncts Have an Edge (Except When They Don't)

By ROB JENKINS

Do community colleges prefer, or resist, hiring their own part-time instructors for full-time jobs?

Every hiring season, I'm

An Adjunct Bill of Rights

By Keith Hoeller

Academic freedom has been pushed to the front burner in higher education. Since September 11, amid concerns about national unity and

Your Official Job Application Checklist

By David D. Perlmutter

For the novice, the logistical challenges of an academic job search can be exasperating, especially when dozens of applications are

Your Unofficial Job-Application Checklist

By David D. Perlmutter

A month ago, I wrote about the "official" materials you submit for a tenure-track academic hire, like a statement

Dodgy Definitions of Merit

By Steve Street

Just into fall semester I lost my breath. As it turned out, a melanoma I'd undergone treatment for 12 years ago

Deleting A History: From Resume to CV

By Jessica McCaughey

My résumé is getting shorter. Like a participant in the witness-protection program, I am trying to delete much of my history,

10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired

By Dylan Pomerantz

Being a contingent employee is never a secure gig. Whether you are an adjunct making peanuts or a corporate consultant making

The 'Special Needs' of Adjuncts

By Graham Bennett

Every morning I sit down at my computer, fresh cup of coffee in one hand, untoasted strawberry Pop-Tart in the other,

My Foray Into Adjunct Life

By Ian Houlihan

"Are we on for tonight?" the department chairman asked, as he popped his head through the door. It was the first

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