Citing United States Department of Education data, the Coalition on the Academic Workforce says that more than 75 percent of the nearly 1.8 million faculty members and instructors who made up the 2009 instructional workforce in degree-granting two- and four-year institutions of higher education in the United States were employed in contingent positions off the tenure track.

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