Professor quitting right before/right after start of semester

posted 10 months ago in Career
  • poll: Do you think I should take the new job (if I get an offer) or teach the classes?
    Take the new job! : (69 votes)
    99 %
    Teach the classes! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 31
    129 posts
    Blushing bee

    Congrats on the job! That is great news! 

    Post # 32
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Yay!! Congratulations!

    Post # 33
    389 posts
    Helper bee

    I am a professor. You should jump ship. The university wouldn’t care about you if you struggled (especially as an adjunct) don’t sacrifice yourself for them. 

    You are the more vulnerable party. TAke care of yourself. 

    Post # 34
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Take the job! I work adjunct and completely understand where you’re coming from. I would DIE to make 60k with benefits. DO IT! Adjuncts do this fairly often and tenure track professors sometimes leave suddenly for health reasons or maternity leave. Your department will be able to find someone last minute if they absolutely have to.


    EDIT: I see you already accepted it. Congrats!

    Post # 37
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    Anonymous1063 :  Congrats! I admit the title of your post engendered certain feelings in me. I’ve been in charge of trying to find a last-minute replacement to cover a class. In my field, unless you happen to be in a major metro area with a high-tech sector and at least one R1 – which we aren’t – good freaking luck.

    But then I saw that you were adjunct, and fully supported your move! We do not last-minute cancel classes on our adjuncts here, but many places do, including your old place. You are free to return the favor.

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