Mixed Review for Adjunct Professors in the Arts and Sciences
Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) – Storrs, CT – October 16, 2018
Though working as an adjunct professor and/or lecturer at the University of Connecticut is relatively easy/flexible and with some autonomy, the salary, or pay per course, renders the job a non-starter. As per the state of Connecticut law, adjuncts are only allowed to teach up to eight credit hours per semester; therefore, it is difficult to endorse working for the University of Connecticut in an adjunct/instructor professor role. Furthermore, it is unfortunate that UConn's graduate students (without a PhD) have a significantly better salary package (which includes health and dental benefits) than that of their Adjunct faculty.
Relative autonomy and decent support depending on department
Poor pay, difficult location