Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Chronicle on IA

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about Invisible Adjunct, her decision to give up the blog, and What It All Signifies:

Like the Invisible Adjunct blog, which walked a line between the personal and systemic, her departure is not just about her. It’s yet another signal, some say, of how broken the academic hiring system is.

About 45 percent of all faculty members are now part-timers…. When confronted with those numbers, the apologists, as the Invisible Adjunct calls them, maintain that there will always be jobs for the good ones.

But if someone with a Ph.D. from a top-tier college, publications, and writing skills good enough to get thousands of people to start their day by checking what she has to say — if she isn’t one of the good ones, who is?

Amen.

[thanks, Victoria!]

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