Six adjunct positions at Meiji Gakuin University this fall

Dear friends,

   The Department of Global and Transcultural Studies at Meiji Gakuin University is seeking to fill six adjunct teaching positions for the fall semester. They are advertised on JREC-IN, the popular site for university recruitment in Japan:

A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.

Make no mistake about this, Dr. Lopez Prater lost her position because she was an adjunct, without job protection. The administration claims she wasn't fired. She simply wasn't re-hired for the next semester. Does one need a better example of "the Precarity"? She wasn't afforded the luxury of the necessary and thorough-going discussion of academic freedom that the incident that led to her dismissal requires -- within the academic community. She was on the outside looking in.

Re: Tenured Faculty are the 18% – What Will They Do for the 82?

That percentage is staggering. Do you know more about the details of that data? Is the 18%-82% divide including community colleges and trade schools? Is it only pertaining to four-year degree universities? Do we know if the numbers are changing at all over time?

New School Adjuncts’ Push for Better Pay Drives Acrimonious Strike

As a strike by part-time faculty enters its third week, administrators, faculty and parents battle over the finances and future of an institution known for its left-leaning politics.

(This NYTimes article contains an interview with a New School adjunct on food stamps and Medicaid)


UCLA Pummeled Over Adjunct Job Without Pay

 “The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA seeks applications for an assistant adjunct professor on a without salary basis. Applicants must understand there will be no compensation for this position. Responsibilities will include: teaching according to the instructional needs of the department. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or equivalent discipline and have significant experience and strong record in teaching chemistry or biochemistry at the college level.”

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