The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Academe Today” arrived in my mailbox at 4:23 am. I wasn’t there to greet it at that time, but by 6:30 I had found this most amazing lead:
Most adjuncts like working off the tenure track
What!?! As one commenter said, “Yes, I love having no job security, making $250 a week and best of all – no health insurance. Why would I want that pesky old tenure. :)”
At some point in the morning, the title was changed to:
Many full-time instructors prefer working off the tenure track
with an editor thanking commentors for pointing out the error of the former one. The full-time instructors are a different breed:
The full-time instructors the center interviewed earned much more than part-timers: an average of about $57,000 per year for those who were primarily teachers and about $75,000, on average, for those who were full-time researchers within the faculty ranks.
Now that’s different.