And Justice for All: Advocacy, Obligation and the Employ of Contingent Faculty

Brenda L Ihssen, Pauline M Kaurin


This article takes a narrative approach to the set of dilemmas and concerns surrounding the greater move to using Contingent Faculty (CF), often instead of Tenure Track Faculty (TTF), to meet the labor needs of the University system. This approach comes out of our experience (one author 10 years as full time contingent faculty who has now been 2 years on the tenure track and, the other author 4 years contingent at one institution), but also out of a sense that a narrative approach better captures the concerns and dilemmas surrounding this issue.


Contigent faculty; justice; narrative; tenure track faculty

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ISSN 1715-0094  Workplace