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Postby john locke » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:41 pm

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Postby fester » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:51 pm

I meant adjunct professor and 13,000 dollars a month. I have access to the personnel database here so I know this is correct. There are a lot of entries with 0 for salary so I don't know what their arrangement is, probably some kind of contract, but the ones on payroll here make 10k+ per month.

There are adjunct associates who make a measley 6-7k a month. The ones who don't get paid shit are lecturers.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:54 pm

that youtube was pretty annoying but I enjoyed the random attack on Harold Bloom
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:54 pm

The only explanation I can think of is that they are making $13k some months and $0 most other months.
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Postby sordid affair » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:54 pm

that's an amazing salary. i know associates who make 50-60 annually.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:01 pm

also people who use the word "frack" are the worst

did Mincer Ray make this when he couldn't find a job
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Postby sean bateman » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:05 pm

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Postby fester » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:05 pm

I think it's more likely that we have a different job classification system than other schools and being an adjunct professor is a bigger deal here. Associates here may be more in line with adjuncts elsewhere.
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Postby husbands » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:10 pm

everyone hates on grad school but if you go to a good program, make friends with the faculty there, and publish a few good articles you can get a real job. I think the reason so many academics think it's hard to get a job is that they themselves are very unlikable/bad at communicating effectively and lazy about publishing. of course, the humanities is a real tough area, which I am not in

also I agree with feral's point about only going to a fully funded program - though items 2 and 3 in his list generally overlap into one category
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Postby endoskeleton » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:11 pm

festewr, how long have you wanted to be a humanities phd
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Postby Bartatua » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:12 pm

husbands what are you doing

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Postby Ted Pikul » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:14 pm

WTF salaries at the college where I work top out at like 38k
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Postby husbands » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:15 pm

polisci phd in american politics, focus on public administration, methods, and public opinion. just finished up an article I'm co-authoring today, hoping it gets accepted
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Postby feral » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:17 pm

husbands wrote:also I agree with feral's point about only going to a fully funded program - though items 2 and 3 in his list generally overlap into one category


Shitty programs will "fully fund" students (I had three such offers). Granted, you have to be a TA in, most likely, a state school, teaching three sections a semester right out of the gate, but you will be fully funded with a tuition waver.

There's a difference between full funding and good funding.
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Postby kodachrome » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:19 pm

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Postby husbands » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 pm

ah good point. I'm very glad I don't have to TA for a while, the people who are seem to work their asses off at it
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Postby endoskeleton » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 pm

they already do
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Postby endoskeleton » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:22 pm

one robot says to the other robot: "where in the world is my oil can?"

*crowd erupts in laughter*
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Postby Feech La Manna » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:23 pm

white robots dance like 10110110, black robots dance like 11101011
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Postby Ted Pikul » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:24 pm

wheeljack wrote:im gonna be really naive here and ask

do these salaries include the basics, ie pensions, holiday pay, matched savings and insurance


Adjuncts almost never get benefits I think, theyre basically treated as mercenaries brought in to teach 1 or 2 classes
Associate and higher do
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Postby sordid affair » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:25 pm

yes to matched savings and insurance, not sure about pensions
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Postby def from above » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:26 pm

i'm in yucatan all year doing fieldwork for an anthro phd.

funding was decent through year 5 (tuition paid and stipend with no requirements for TAing).
now stipend is no more and tuition is $2000/yr unless i TA in which case it's waived.

the university dicked us around compared to the deals other anthro grad students get at "peer" institutions.
so i wanna finish.
but fuck a job market.
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Postby sordid affair » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 pm

def, where are you? i spent time in oxkutzcab
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 pm

def from above wrote:i'm in yucatan all year doing fieldwork for an anthro phd.

funding was decent through year 5 (tuition paid and stipend with no requirements for TAing).
now stipend is no more and tuition is $2000/yr unless i TA in which case it's waived.

the university dicked us around compared to the deals other anthro grad students get at "peer" institutions.
so i wanna finish.
but fuck a job market.


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Postby important dentist » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 pm

that video seemed pretty smug and i bet the person who made it is bitter about being rejected from a grad program

but hearing those robot voices say things like "oh my god" just slays me every time
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Postby kodachrome » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:28 pm

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Postby Ted Pikul » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:29 pm

I'm "faculty status", but I still make less than an associate professor (only about 3000/yr less, but still less)
I have a shitty HMO but I do get 5% employer matching into my TIAA-CREF pension contributions which is nice I guess
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Postby Feech La Manna » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:35 pm

Why hasn't a robot been programmed to eliminate Harold Bloom yet
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Postby cooly » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:48 pm

if a thesis chapter is ready and good enough in december i'll be applying to phil grad schools (using that as a writing sample) :?
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Postby Bartatua » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:50 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:Why hasn't a robot been programmed to eliminate Harold Bloom yet

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