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Difficulty of getting a job as a community college math professor?

  1. Sep 24, 2013 #1
    Hello,

    I've come to the point where I realize: I'm supposed to teach. I've tutored for years, taught small groups, etc. Also, I want the summer to pursue my other interests. I don't want to do research or anything; just teach.

    I was just curious as to how competitive these jobs are particularly for any math up to Calculus 3. What would you say?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2013 #2

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    If you want to teach part time, they are fairly easy to get. Full time, they are very difficult indeed.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2013 #3

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    At probably $2500 or so per course, with no benefits (retirement plan, health insurance, etc.).
     
  5. Sep 24, 2013 #4
    So in my area, if you have a masters or phd, teaching a course is as easy as registering with the college and signing up. Unfortunately, the pay is very low (between 2k and 3k per course depending on the college). Because there are more than enough people willing to take these low paying adjunct positions, there are very few full-time positions.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2013 #5

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    Which is why they are easy to get.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2013 #6
    I dont think they are so easy to get. They get more applicants for those part time positions than they can take. Many people work without benefits. I think even the part time teaching positions are very hard to get.
     
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