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Full-time Assistant Professor of English

Bluefield College Bluefield, VA

Bluefield College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Virginia highlands. The college is Christ-centered in its mission… Glassdoor


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    OK work place for family

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    Pros

    Very flexible with employees with family as long as work can be made up. Management can be positive and very helpful. It is a Christian college but there seems to be clicks of Christian students and this isn't enforced across the board, so this is a pro and a con but there are a good number of high quality and high achieving students.

    Cons

    The pay is not sustainable for anyone entry level, especially with a family. Very small college so a lot of pressure to get new students in. Student retention isn't the best, a lot of students leave after a year or two so constant pressure to find those replacements. There is also no real career growth, especially within staff. Faculty may have a shot at becoming a department chair if they last long enough. It seems more new hires are brought in for higher staff positions rather than cultivating the staff that have been there for awhile.

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    Although this is student focused, there seems to be a high turnover of faculty and staff. Try to sustain what you have for a couple years instead of constantly trying to cultivate a new project or idea before the ones that just have been planted have a chance to be established.

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