From 1:30 – 4:00 pm on Saturday January 4th, 2014 at the American Philological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Chiara Sulprizio and Barbara Gold will be facilitating a panel sponsored by the APA Professional Matters Committee titled “Contingent Labor in Classics: The New Faculty Majority?” See below for a brief description:
This panel addresses the impact of contingent labor on the fields of Classics and Archaeology at the individual, departmental and university level. Speakers include tenured and non-tenured academics from schools large and small, and faculty representatives from labor organizations that advocate on behalf of those working off the tenure track. We will address issues such as the benefits and drawbacks of unionization, the complexities of faculty interaction in a two-tier system of employment, and the effects of a contingent workforce on our students. The panel organizers will facilitate a robust discussion to conclude.