It’s been about six months since I started working part-time, and because I’ve found myself reflecting on the experience over the last couple of weeks, I figured I’d share those thoughts here on the blog.
My Current Part-Time Job
What I Like About My Part-Time Job
In sum: as far as adjuncting goes, this is probably as good as it gets.
What Bothers Me About My Part-Time Job
3. People in my field don’t take me seriously. They just don’t. Former colleagues basically act as if I’ve left the discipline altogether. If you aren’t a REAL professor or a REAL researcher, you are a washed-up, second-rate hack (fellow adjuncts, I know you know what I mean). Elitism runs rampant in higher education, and there’s no greater evidence of this than the way in which adjuncts are treated by people who have the same level of education and experience that they do. Being kicked out of the club makes me very sad, and I try not to think about it.