Georgetown Adjunct Faculty Union Petition for Just Treatment
Georgetown University Adjunct Faculty Petition for Just Treatment
We, the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, numbering more than 1,000, surpass the number of tenured and non-tenured faculty combined at the university. We are committed to teaching and value our relationship with the university, and we share the values and embody the principles of Georgetown’s Jesuit mission.
We proudly provide the same high quality of instruction as our full-time colleagues. Without us, the university could not fulfill its mission of offering quality educational and career advancement opportunities for the community. Moreover, we provide, pro bono, service and guidance to students attending the institution beyond the classroom teaching commitment. This work is an essential part of our pledge to uphold the schools’ values and mission.
Given our length of service and our contributions we are seeking a compensation and benefit package that is commensurate with our commitment and performance. Currently, adjunct faculty have not had a raise in as many as nine years, have no access to medical or health care benefits and are often valued much less than those non-tenured, or tenured faculty teaching at the university. We view this situation of low pay, no access to medical and/or health benefits as incompatible with the Jesuit characteristic of Cura Personalis, which means care of the whole person.
In signing this petition, we support just pay, access to benefits and other essential means of support to integrate the adjunct teaching faculty fully into the Georgetown University campus community.