Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Contingent Faculty Train Picks Up Speed.
The part-timers are lining up for them, too.
It's a matter of a slight increase in our student body and a recent t-t retirement.
Many of us fought this notion, hoping to keep the tenure line open. But when that was lost we fought to make these one year jobs something people could actually live on.
We don't live in a very expensive part of the state, but I got my calculator out and realized only a monk could live on $33,500, especially when said monk has to meet our our new "business casual" "requirement/suggestion" from the Dean.
I don't know. Obviously I'm lucky to have a good job, but I also feel like I should be an advocate for how our department does stuff.
These instructors are going to be stuck in one shitty office in a shitty building barely on campus. AND, part of their re-hire guidelines (1 year to start, 3 years available after a good year) involves some campus service. It seems like too much.