The Horrifying Reality of the Academic Job Market


Most recent in a series of articles [1, 2, 3] by Hamilton Nolan on the dismal academic job market, a situation that’s been going on for a while but only recently has received press.

Adjunct professors have the honor of being the most highly educated workers who are paid poverty wages. The American higher education system rests on their backs. They are telling us their stories.

This week’s theme: if you think that you are going to have a career in academia, think again.

In a separate article, Hamilton writes: “In America’s shiny, leafy, perfect campuses, adjuncts are the lone child locked in darkness whose misery keeps the rest of Omelas blissful.”