Minimum pay for fall 2022 (you can earn more than this, but not less):

  • Adjuncts: $1850/contact or credit hour
  • Postdocs: $49,882/year
  • Doctoral RA/TAs: $25,500/academic year & $3000 summer

Every improvement in previous contracts was achieved by UCAN members collectively speaking up for what they want.

These rates will be negotiated between UCAN and NJIT in the fall of 2022.  To help secure a strong contract with improvements in pay and benefits that you deserve, contact UCAN to get involved!

Contracts & Memoranda of Understanding (MOA) – July 2022 update

How to read the contracts and MOAs:

The original contracts provide the entire terms and conditions for employees united under UCAN (adjunct faculty, graduate student workers, and research employees/postdocs).  MOAs are smaller updates to the original contracts on particular items, like compensation, professional development fund, and so on.  MOAs should be read together with the original contract to constitute the entirety of the current terms and conditions.  Any terms in the contract, or the MOAs, that do not have an expiration date, and have not been superseded by a more recent MOA, are currently in effect.

Under New Jersey state law, the terms and conditions of a contract continue unchanged after its expiration date, until they are modified by subsequent agreements negotiated between UCAN members and NJIT.  In other words, the contractual terms and conditions are in effect beyond June 30, 2022.

In the future, the MOAs here will be incorporated into one document with the original contracts for simplicity.

Graduate Student & Research Employee (GSRE) unit:

Adjunct Faculty unit:

Updates from 2021 and earlier:

UCAN Graduate Worker Contract

May 24: Graduate Student and Research Employee Tentative Agreement (7/1/15 to 6/30/19). Ratification information.

Graduate Student Assistants, Graduate Student Teaching Assistants, Graduate Student Research Assistants, Postdoctural Research Associations, Research Associates, Research Architects, Engineers, Scientists and University-paid (non grant-funded) full-time Teaching Fellows (Sept 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015): Download>>

Adjunct Faculty Contract (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019)
adjunct ta 2018

Download full tentative agreement (3 mb .pdf) >>

Adjunct Faculty Compensation Agreement (March 2018). MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT is made March 2018, by and between New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the United Council of Academics at NJIT, Adjunct Instructor Bargaining Unit (UCAN Adjuncts), the Parties to this Agreement. Download >>