Events

2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Join your colleagues in Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16.

Registration and Housing
General Information
Annual Meeting Guide
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Twitter: #aarsbl17

Travel Visa Statement

Read this important update on travel visas for this year's Annual Meeting.

2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Mid-Atlantic
Deadline: December 15

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline extended: October 23

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

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Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty Working Group

Charge:  The Working group supports the efforts of the American Academy of Religion to address a wide range of issues connected to educational institutions’ heavy reliance on contingent faculty, including those working on a part-time basis as well as single or multi-year contracts. The group advocates cultural and structural change to ensure just work conditions, pay, and collective bargaining rights for contingent faculty in order to foster equity, labor justice, and the common good in the Academy. Contingent faculty chair the working group.

Terms of Office:  Four years, non-renewable.

Member: Position: Term:
Kerry Danner Chair 2017
Edwin Aponte    2017–2020
Matthew Bingley    2017–2019
Sylvester Johnson    2017–2018
Elizabeth Lemons    2017–2020
Rachel Lindsey    2017–2020
Hussein Rashid    2017–2018
Gabe Veas    2017–2020
David Watt    2017
Sarah Levine AAR Staff Liaison  

Information about Contingent Faculty, Labor, and Compensation

Trends in the Academic Labor Force, 1975–2015
Graphic, American Association of University Professors, March 2017

2016–17 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession: Visualizing Change
Report, American Association of University Professors, March–April 2017

The High Public Cost of Low Wages
Research brief, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, April 2015

The Employment Status of Instructional Staff Members in Higher Education, Fall 2011
Report, American Association of University Professors, April 2014

A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty
Survey data and report, Coalition on the Academic Workforce, 2012

Who is Professor "Staff," and How Can This Person Teach So Many Classes?
Report, Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, August 2012

Chronicle Data
Data, Chronicle of Higher Education, User-submitted salary and per-course compensation

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
National Center for Education Statistics, compiles data on students, faculty, finances, and more from every postsecondary institution that takes government-provided student aid

Articles and Opinion

Union Busting for God: Catholic Colleges Invoke "Religious Freedom" to Violate Catholic Teaching
by Kaya Oakes for Religion Dispatches, June 23, 2017

The Cost of an Adjunct
The Atlantic, May 26, 2015

The Changing Academic Workforce
Trusteeship Magazine, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, May/June 2013

Resources

Access to Unemployment Benefits for Contingent Faculty
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor

SEIU Faculty Forward