This week, Chronicle of Higher Education advice-columnist “Ms. Mentor” counsels a recent MFA graduate on her career options.
The recent grad is considering a gig as an adjunct professor teaching composition, but the academic scene Ms. Mentor sketches is pretty grim:
…some 70 percent of college courses offered are now taught by adjuncts—part-timers who are paid a pittance and have no job security…Few have on-campus parking. Hardly any have health insurance.
What have your experiences been, readers, either adjuncting or fleeing from academia (or lassoing a unicorn and landing that elusive full-time teaching position)?