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The Well-Rounded Adjunct: Moonlighting

LanceBy Helene A. Matheny

When I returned to the United States from my graduate studies in London in 1998, I knew I wanted to teach, but didn’t really yet know how to find adjunct work. In the meantime, I needed some income! By strange fate, I happened to see a want ad for “planetarium instructor/director” in one of the local newspapers. Astronomy was the farthest thing from my graduate degree (Russian History and Literature), however the cosmos was one of my childhood passions and, coincidentally, I had worked in the local high school planetarium while in Middle School. Needless to say, I was hired, and although the little county-run facility, Trailside Nature and Science Center , had not upgraded its equipment since the 1980s, I relied on my creativity and flexibility to present shows and educational programs to school groups, scouts and the public. In the end, this job ended up preparing me to be an adjunct – as the bare bones environment helped to hone my organizational and improvisational skills. (They sadly have since closed the little planetarium in the center).

As Freeway Flyers, we often juggle odd hours and schedules. But that does not mean that we cannot

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3 Comments for “The Well-Rounded Adjunct: Moonlighting”

  1. […] some extra graduate classes to qualify you to teach an area you would like to. In my recent post The Well Rounded Adjunct, I discuss ideas for related work and some ideas for where to find it. Working and teaching in […]

  2. Thanks Lance – I enjoyed and agree with your post as well. I enjoy the freedoms being an adjunct allows for!

  3. Hi Helen!

    I think use Frequent Flyers tend to have our fingers in more pots than actual fingers! My CV grows by leaps and bounds each year by keeping involved in all of these things too. And thanks for some good ideas for me to explore!

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