CUPE Local 5265; the Union that represents all persons employed as Part-time faculty members by the King’s University College, in London, Ontario, to teach degree credit courses.
The Union needs to contact its members from time to time to keep them informed. Therefore, we are asking our new members to provide their contact information via link below.
- New job postings!!! Please check our job postings page for more information.
A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative on precarity within higher education offers “the first-ever snapshot of how many university faculty appointments are precarious jobs, where they’re located, what types of academic departments are more likely to offer precarious jobs instead of permanent, secure academic appointments, and how much precarious work among faculty has increased since 2006-07.” The report reveals that “more than half of all faculty appointments in Canada are contract appointments.” The full report can be accessed here.
- A book by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, might be of interest to our membership! The authors argue that today’s professors need to slow down, devote more time to “doing nothing,” and enjoy more pleasure in their research and teaching. It’s now time “to take back the intellectual life of the university.” The authors talked about their book with Moira Farr for University Affairs and the interview can be accessed here.