Where is it better to be an adjunct? Japan or America?
I talk about the differences in money and time spent grading and preparing for classes. I’ve heard that in America adjuncts have to commute far distances and can only teach a limited number of classes. They’re trying to limit us here to four classes per university but many still offer more than that.
Overall I think teaching in Japan is better than teaching in America. But what are the advantages other than pay, proximity to transportation, leeway in the classroom, class size, and nice students?