This Chronicle Vitae article, by two assistant deans at the College of DuPage, has some great tips for interviews, especially for those looking for a first position as an adjunct. It appears DuPage is eager to give first-timers all the help they can. As a member of the contingent labor workforce, I’m not sure whether it is good news or bad news that they need two assistant deans to oversee the hiring, supervision and training of adjuncts—perhaps this is the wave of the future. For most departments, hiring has traditionally been at the discretion of department chairs or program directors. With over half of academic faculty now in contingent positions, all universities and colleges may have to re-examine their situation and consider new ways to handle the majority of their faculty members. How is the hiring of contingent faculty members conducted in your institution(s)? Let us know in the comments!