Re: Information/promotion

Michael John Evans (g8726246@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 10:58:42 -0400

Salovesh points out the foolish inequities in the internal,
financially-determined ranking of departmental members. This is something
that many new hirees may not know: it is possible to negotiate one's
starting salary, and not just the salary, but also terms of work, ie
courses, sabbatical terms, teaching loads... This has ramifications for
the rest of one's career (assuming one gains a measure of job security).
But I would ask, if we are perceiving a call for wider dissemination of
information (hear! hear!), lets start with the net: what are starting
tenure tracks being paid, what are contract archaeo's being paid, what are
part-time instructors being paid? I'll start: As a Teaching assistant,
with what is considered one of the best contracts in Ontario, my income
was (Canadian) $8,929 plus $357.16 vacation pay and a $500. grant-in-aid
that all graduate students receive, for a grand sum of $9,786.16 for 10
hours/wk for 8 months for the school year of 1993-94. (By contract with
the school of Grad Studies, I'm not allowed to work more than 10 hours per
week and retain my full time status. I am allowed to teach courses in the
summer, but there are precious few courses, and many other qualified ABDs
and recent PhDs also looking to pick up a course (which actually pays
less $$). Other T.A. contracts at other universities pay approx. $500. less.
A recent Canadian position for a Jr. Asst Prof (10 month limited term)
offered 'not to exceed $37,500'. I don't know what that hiree actually
was paid. Anyone else want to 'fess up?
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Mike Evans, Anthropology &/ Heather Young-Leslie, Anthropology
McMaster University, Hamilton /or: York University, North York,
Ontario. (905) 525 9140 x23907 Ontario Canada (416) 736 5261
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