Most of us working as educators in higher education realize the key role that adjunct instructors fulfill within the academy. Educators in adjunct positions often teach the lion's share of courses at colleges and universities but do not necessarily reap the rewards such as benefits or job stability that their tenure-track and full-time colleagues do.

With that in mind, Judith and Erin discuss whether or not there are any positive aspects to working in an adjunct capacity, especially for working parents. The conversation is contextualized by informal data gleaned from the podcast audience and current coverage in the media. 

This episode refers to the poignant and important essay by Adam Harris titled "The Death of an Adjunct" found here at The Atlantic Online:

We also refer to "How to Fix The Adjunct Crisis" in The Chronicle of Higher Education which can be found at

and data about U of C-Boulder shared at Inside Higher Ed posted at

and in the article "Never Waste a good Pandemic" at


The opening and closing song, "Vienna Beat"  by  Blue Dot Sessions  is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License and shared through the Free Music Archive: 



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