Facts about UA Part-time faculty

  • Number of first and second year courses (000-200) taught by part- time faculty in the 2010-2011 academic year: 3,770
  • Number of first and second year courses (000-200) taught by full-time faculty in the 2010-2011 academic year: 2,324
  • Total number of part-time faculty in the 2010-2011 AY: 1,503
  • Total number of full-time faculty in the 2010-2011 AY: 806
  • Average annual pay rate for a part-time faculty member of the highest rank (senior lecturer) teaching a 4/3 load (21 credit hours): $20,038
  • Average annual pay rate for a full-time tenure-track faculty member of the lowest rank (assistant professor) teaching a 4/3 load or less: $62,745
  • Percentage of faculty salary budget devoted to part-time faculty, who make up more than 60% of all faculty: 15%
  • Most important issue for part-time faculty, according to a 2012 survey: better pay, securing full-time employment
  • Issues that cause the greatest dissatisfaction among part-time faculty, according to the same survey: low pay, lack of health insurance, the two-tiered faculty system

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