Very fulfilling job, but tenured professors serve as roadblocks to advancement
Adjunct Instructor of Speech (Current Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – December 28, 2016
I have worked for over six years at the Palm Bay campus, which, regrettably, is a long drive from my home. Despite this, I love the job itself, & the feeling of achievement when my students & former students send me messages about how they used their newly-acquired skills. Due to distance though, I am not as much a part of the "workplace culture/hierarchy," & this has made me worry that despite my qualifications, I might be passed over for someone who is tenured & has waited long enough to justify having their "turn." I'm a big believer in vetting, assessing, & retaining teachers based on their compatibility with the teaching philosophy of this institution, & I see the same structure here that I see in most other schools. Promotions are mainly based on longevity, not ability.
Great working environment, accessible lunchroom, adequate parking
Healthcare, hiring/promoting opportunities