Tiffany Page, Lecturer

Closed (1) Employment and Unionization Patterns of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

We have seen an expansion in the number of contingent faculty within higher education, as well as an increasing reliance on contingent faculty to meet the core educational mission of universities throughout the U.S. This research project seeks to examine how this increasing reliance on contingent faculty has developed over time and to better understand the working conditions and lives of contingent faculty.

URAP apprentices will create an annotated bibliography of news stories on contingent faculty, as well as an annotated bibliography of academic research on contingent faculty in higher education. There will likely be other opportunities to participate related to cleaning and analyzing survey data. Apprentices will strengthen their research skills, become experts on the subject, and learn how to create a strong annotated bibliography.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Joanna Reed

Qualifications: It is desirable but not essential that applicants are interested in labor issues and have experience preparing annotated bibliographies.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs