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Faculty


UNC-CH faculty: fixed term verses tenure track

Fixed-term faculty role is hazy

Each fall for the past 13 years, David Adamson has wondered if he’s going to get his job at UNC back.As a part-time professor in the department of dramatic art, he has to consistently renew his one-year contract, a task that makes it difficult for him to make long-term career plans.Adamson is part of a growing number of fixed-term faculty employed at UNC and universities across the country, hired to bring in professional expertise and keep academic costs down.“People in my position are a bargain for the University,” he said.

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