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The Invisible Professor

The Precarious Lives of the New Faculty Majority

edited by Natalie M. Dorfeld

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Practices and Possibilities Series
Copublished with the WAC Clearinghouse

This edited collection, the first in the Practices & Possibilities series to be published in its Voices from the Field section, offers a rich set of narratives by writing instructors who are serving or have worked in contingent positions. Intended for anyone considering a career in the humanities, The Invisible Professor seeks to reach individuals in three phases of their careers: those thinking of entering the profession, those knee-deep in it and looking for ways to improve conditions, and those who have vacated academic positions for more humane alternative tracks.

As academia comes to a crossroads, with a disheartening shift towards a more disposable business model, multiple solutions are desperately needed. Faculty members in contingent positions are the new faculty majority on college campuses, and they are most likely the first professors students will meet. They deserve respect and a livable wage.

This book is also available as an open access ebook through the WAC Clearinghouse. 

Natalie M. Dorfeld earned a B.A. in philosophy, a B.S. in English with a specialization in writing, and an M.A. in English at Slippery Rock University.  She also has a Ph.D. in English with emphasis on composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an associate professor of English at Florida Institute of Technology. Her research on contingent labor has featured in Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty, CEAMAGazine: Journal of the College English Association Middle Atlantic Group, The Quint: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly from the North, Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. In her spare time, she paints, surfs, and rescues stray animals.

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  • Paperback Price: $28.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-380-4
  • Publication Month: May
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 240
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Natalie M. Dorfeld
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-380-4

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