Pros: working with students
Cons: part-time with limited benefits
I typically teach 1 to 3 courses a semester, which allows me a great opportunity to work yet stay home to care for my children. Preparing for upcoming semesters is time consuming, as well as grading tests and written assignments. However, the most rewarding part of the job is watching the students learn and grow in their college experience - seeing the "aha moment" in students is wonderful. As an adjunct instructor I do not have an opportunity to interact with other instructors; outside of my supervisor I do not have any contact with other instructors. I have applied numerous times for full-time positions with the college, but it is very difficult to obtain full-time work because they generally promote/hire within those already holding full-time positions.