Japan’s Part-Time Lecturers Getting a Raw Deal

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One-third of all part-time lecturers in Japan’s universities and junior colleges earn under two million yen a year ($17,963)—five times less than professors and full-time lecturers, a survey has found. And almost half of them have had their job contracts terminated, the survey, conducted by three unions of university part-time lecturers in the Tokyo, Osaka-Kobe, and Kyoto and Shiga areas, revealed. The poll, carried out between November 2003 and March 2004 of this year took replies from 482 part-time lecturers, and arranged data from 302 of them who did not have another main job. The average age of the part-time lecturers was […]
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