What is contingent? The term “contingent faculty” includes both part-time and full-time faculty who are appointed off the tenure track. For example, teachers hired to teach one or two courses for a semester, experts or practitioners who are brought in to share their field experience, and whole departments of full-time non-tenure-track instructors are all considered contingent faculty. The term includes adjuncts compensated on a per-course or hourly basis as well as full-time non-tenure-track faculty who receive a salary. Thus, 100% of SSC’s faculty base is contingent.
Read more here: Background Facts on Contingent Faculty