ERIC Number: EJ1035846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Caught in the Adjunct Trap
Hose, Linda; Ford, E. J.
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v7 n1 p45-56 Spr 2014
Based on personal experiences garnered through years of adjunct instruction, the authors explore the challenges associated with working in academia without the guarantees of a long-term contract or tenure. Further, adjuncts are desperate to accept any position that is remunerative and this willingness undermines contract negotiation leverage of every member of the academic teaching community.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Commercialization, Case Studies, Job Security, Tenure, Labor Conditions, Quality of Working Life, Salary Wage Differentials, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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