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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)