Based on 170 responses, the job of Adjunct Professor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5. On average, Adjunct Professors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Adjunct Professor?
"Love your job and it’s not work."
Adjunct Professor in Saint Leo:
Pros: I love teaching students how to make better health choices!
Cons: Not knowing if I have a job to return to every semester because it is based on enrollment.
Adjunct Professor in Vancouver:
Pros: Developing leaders
Cons: Lack of professional standards
"Adjunct Professor Reflection."
Pros: I have schedule flexibility and the students are great to work with. The material is inline with my passion.
Cons: The pay is horrible and I can't live off it. I don't have any job security or benefits.
Adjunct Professor in San Jose:
Cons: Traffic/cost of living
"Help Improve Someone's Life."
Adjunct Professor in Strongsville:
Pros: The students.
Cons: Low pay, no benefits for adjunct.
"Autonomy comes with a price."
Adjunct Professor in Stamford:
Pros: With autonomy there is room for creativity and control; however, if you are new to the institution or new to the profession you have to actively seek help and ask for resources such as desk copies of books or whiteboard markers. NB: not all departments function this way.
Cons: If you are new to the institution or new to the profession there is little in the way of help to acclimate to the job, i.e. mentoring is nonexistent. Resources often must be purchased out-of-pocket. NB: not all departments function this way
"Good luck progressing."
Adjunct Professor in Fresno:
Pros: The interaction with students is what keeps me there.
Cons: Faculty and Support staff