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  •  Adjunct classes as the foot in the door (1+ / 0-)
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    Most often, the only possible way to get a full-time faculty position at a community college or university is to work as an adjunct.  Even with that,
    you need lots of luck.

    I taught as an adjunct and was lucky to get a full-time position.
    It's disgraceful how adjuncts are treated.  But who cares?

    •  That's not true at most 4-yr colleges and univs. (1+ / 0-)
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      The two tracks are in most cases completely separate; in fact, once an adjunct can mean always an adjunct. Your case is the exception, fortunately enough for you.

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      by peregrine kate on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:21:11 PM PDT

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    •  I would guess that it is quite rare to move from (0+ / 0-)

      adjunct to permanent faculty.

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      by helfenburg on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:15:28 AM PDT

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