Michigan State University Hiring Assistant Professor at Poverty Level Wages #ShameOnMSU

So this happened: Michigan State University, one of the best universities in the country, is trying to hire an Assistant Professor of English at poverty level wages. Because MSU does not permalink their job ads, I had to take screen captures of the job ad and make this image: Continue Reading Continue reading Michigan State University Hiring Assistant Professor at Poverty Level Wages #ShameOnMSU

Blood Money, or How Being an Adjunct is Like Being on The Sopranos

Hi, my name is Jilly Dreadful and I’m a recovering academic. I do not mean that in a tongue-in-cheek or even a hyperbolic way. I grew up around family that struggled with addiction to various forms of substance abuse. So, I do not use the word “addiction” lightly. For me, growing up in the abject poverty that I did, I thought the only way out of my situation was to go to college. So I became addicted to school because I believed the pop culture myth of the 90s: that if I was a stellar student, I, too would get a full ride to college. I graduated valedictorian of my charter school, and since I was poor, I thought I’d get full rides. I did not. Continue Reading. Continue

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