Great faculty! Passive aggressive management!!
Part-Time Contract Instructor (Former Employee) – Welland, ON – 2 April 2018
As a part-time, contract instructor there is no job security.
Your hourly rate is dependent on how many hours you are teaching. Typically one class is 3 teaching hours. So, you only get paid for 3 hours, regardless of how much time you invest in preparation and grading. It is entirely possible that:
-you'll get paid less than minimum wage when you factor in preparation and grading
-you won't know which classes you're teaching (and subsequently the number of hours you'll be paid for aka "living wage"??) until days before the semester starts
This is not an acceptable way to treat adults who have mortgages to pay, etc... Nor is it even remotely professional, given that good instructors take their work (preparation, teaching and grading) seriously.
Other than passive aggressive management, it was a rewarding place to work. I loved the students and the challenge of teaching. I was also very grateful for how supportive the faculty/co-workers were.
Fulfilling experience, elgible for benefits depending on number of teaching hours given
Passive agressive management and no job security