Understanding non-tenure track faculty: New assumptions and theories for conceptualizing behavior

Adrianna Kezar, Cecile Sam

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Abstract

This article examines the underlying assumptions brought to bear on studies of non-tenure track faculty. The authors examine the deficit views that characterize non-tenure track as other than professional. Furthermore, they explore and challenge theories brought to bear to currently understand this population and suggest other theories that may better explain research outcomes. Finally, they note the importance of grounded theories that develop out of non-tenure track faculties' own experience rather than derive from deductive assumptions from temporary employees in business.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1419-1442
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Volume55
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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