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  • Pretty good for adjunct work

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    Former Contractor - Instructor of Writing in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Instructor of Writing in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Brandeis University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Pay is relatively good for adjunct teaching (though still miserly relative to the work).
    Collegiality among teachers is high.
    Writing program is good and students are relatively smart and engaged, so you gain good teaching experience.
    Good support from faculty (especially director of writing program, who's on your side, not the admin's).

    Cons

    As usual for adjuncts, facilities provided are pretty lean. You'll probably have to share an office (or have a closet of your own).
    No possibilities for permanent positions, so you have to keep applying for your position each semester. But if your reviews are OK, there's plenty of work to be had.
    No benefits for adjuncts.

    Advice to Management

    Brandeis admin (not just the faculty) need to realize that large-scale use of adjuncts is going to mean unionizing for fairer conditions and pay. And so it should. How can they charge such heinous amounts for tuition and pay adjuncts so little?

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    Very casual and enjoyable, distinctly aimed at identifying good fits to the program and competent scientists. Felt like more of a 'get to know you' day than a formal interview. The dinner that evening also felt like it was aimed at getting a feel for how you as a student would fit into the program.

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Website www.brandeis.edu
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1947
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Brandeis University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 30 master's and doctoral degree programs. Located just west of Boston, it comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the International Business School, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the Lown School for Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,000 students; the student/faculty ratio is 9-to-1. A non-sectarian Jewish community-sponsored institution... More

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