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Origin of adjunct professor
Words nearby adjunct professor
What does adjunct professor mean?
An adjunct professor is a college or university professor whose employment is temporary or part-time.
Adjunct professor (often shortened to simply adjunct) is typically used to indicate that a professor does not have tenure or is not eligible for tenure. Tenure is a status granted to some professors (after they reach a certain amount of experience) that makes their position essentially permanent. Due to the temporary or part-time status of adjunct professors, this title sometimes carries a connotation that associates it with the difficulties of being in such a position, such as job insecurity and lack of benefits.
Example: My math professor is an adjunct professor so he might not be here next semester.
Where does adjunct professor come from?
The term adjunct professor was first recorded around the 1820s. Adjunct comes from the Latin word adjunctus, meaning “attached” or “associated.” In this sense, an adjunct professor can be thought of as a temporary attachment, rather than a permanent addition, to the teaching staff of a college or university.
The role of adjunct professors is similar to that of associate or assistant professors with the exception that adjuncts are not eligible for tenure. Tenure-track professors are usually employed full-time for a probationary period (often several years) before they receive tenure. Adjunct professors, on the other hand, often work part-time and without the possibility of gaining tenure. Many professors begin their teaching careers as adjunct professors before they’re able to get full-time teaching positions.
The trend of hiring professors for part-time work, rather than for full contracts that could lead to tenure, has increased since the 1970s. The difficulty of gaining tenure can make it difficult for adjunct professors to earn a living by teaching, especially since their workload may be comparable to their tenured colleagues but does not result in the same compensation or benefits.
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How is adjunct professor used in real life?
The term adjunct professor often brings to mind the temporary nature of the position.
I reached my major goals for 2019. I know I should be planning for 2020, but I honestly want to relax & just freestyle it for a little while. One goal is to become an adjunct professor in a STEM related field!
— Dr. Ronald Gatewood, Ph.D💻⌨️ (@ProfessorTECH_) December 28, 2019
Great Workshop. SO glad to have attended. The speaker who is a research associate at Harvard University and also an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst did a great job. pic.twitter.com/CgnI0etvte
— Amo Aduragbemi (@AmoAduragbemi) December 26, 2019
My ten-year challenge:
– MS Public Health
– Masters in Translation Studies
– 5 years as adjunct professor at 2 universities
– Working on PhD in Translation & Language Sciences with a focus on health communication
— Amy Dara Hochberg (@YogaWithAmyDara) December 22, 2019
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Is adjunct professor used correctly in the following sentence?
I was granted tenure after serving as an adjunct professor for seven years.
Example sentences from the Web for adjunct professor
He’s an associate research scientist and adjunct professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.What we can learn from the Facebook-Australia news debacle|Amy Nordrum|February 20, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Monika Bleszynski is a research scientist and adjunct professor at the University of Denver.Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms|By Monika Bleszynski/The Conversation|February 1, 2021|Popular Science
“People born after 1980 have just experienced lower rates of economic growth in their early adult years than anybody had seen in the 20th century,” says labor economist Gray Kimbrough, an adjunct professor at American University in Washington.US millennials were grappling with the inequality of a K-shaped economy long before Covid-19|Karen Ho|December 7, 2020|Quartz
Bedi has also taught applied fact-finding as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, in addition to teaching classes at the Poynter Institute.ProPublica Hires Reporter Neil Bedi to Cover Federal Government Agencies|by ProPublica|December 1, 2020|ProPublica
He also was a visiting adjunct professor of architecture at Catholic University for eight years until 2018, a member of the Bethesda Downtown Design Advisory Panel and an adviser to the Rockville Pike and Town Center urban design review committee.
Professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Shakespeare,” said Professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
A former superintendent of Milwaukee schools, he is now a Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University.
A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Terry Castle has this great book called The Professor, which came out after I was in grad school.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
John Alphonsus Turretini died; professor of ecclesiastical history at Geneva, distinguished for his learning.
Dr. Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, founded the secret society of the illuminati.
Then my luck changed and I found myself under one of the very greatest teachers of his time, Professor Huxley.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Philip Limborch died; a Dutch professor of divinity, and author of a history of the inquisition.