Entries by Lesa Hammond

Seven Famous Part-time Professors

Who are they? How would you like to learn your favorite subject from a famous filmmaker, top business executive, or world leader? Part time professors (or adjunct faculty) teach everything from remedial English to Medicine and Law. They also come  with credentials ranging from practical experience to post-doctoral degrees to being the rich and famous. […]

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Demystifying part-time faculty pay

Former CIA Director, General Petraeus makes $200,000 teaching a 3-unit course at CUNY. On the other-hand, you may have heard stories of adjuncts on food-stamps, homeless, and dying in poverty. If you are looking to find out the salary of part-time professors, you can find some pretty extreme examples. So what’s the real story? The average […]

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The unsolicited adjunct job application – 5 fatal mistakes

Having been in human resources inside higher education for more than 15 years, I have seen the good, the bad and the very ugly of cover letters. If you are applying for a part-time faculty position, it’s best to apply for a position that you know is open and available. Regardless of how well your […]

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Confessions of a Part-Time Professor

by Robert Hammond Puerto Vallarta sunset sinks into the azure sea as a white stallion stands silently on the silver sand. I sit on the beach and enter the online Blackboard platform of my Master of Fine Arts screenwriting course. Although I’m currently in Mexico, I am currently working as a part-time adjunct professor in […]

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The difference between a resume and an academic CV

Are you looking for a job as a part-time professor or adjunct faculty member? For your best chance of getting a teaching job in higher education, you want to have a specifically formatted curriculum vitae, or CV as it is commonly called. In the United States, there is a very clear distinction between a resume and curriculum vitae. In […]

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