Affordable Living for an Adjunct Professor

Finding apartments for rent in New Haven CT was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I recently accepted a year long adjunct professorship position at Yale University. Personally, I couldn’t believe I was offered the job. It’s such a great opportunity for a new doctorate graduate like me that I was pinching myself over the position. Then I looked into what it would cost to live in New Haven for a year and my hopes started to fade. What an expensive place to live! Unless you want to live in the ghetto and sadly much of New Haven is not a nice area.

Fortunately the History department hooked me up with some numbers to call for living accommodations. One of the numbers on the list led me to my current place of residence. When I first walked in I thought there’s no way I’m going to be able to afford this place. It’s way to luxurious for someone like me. It looks like one of those gentrified buildings you see in Washington D.C. I crossed my fingers and talked with the staff and after making a phone call to my father for additional funds, I was able to rent.

The location of my apartment building is near so many neat places to hang out that when I’m not asleep or at the university working, you will often find me at one of the fine drinking and eating establishments close by. I love living here so much that I am sad that I will have to leave at the end of the year. It would be great if Yale hired me on as an associate professor just so I could stay in such a neat place. It’s by far the best apartment I’ve ever lived in and it will be hard to leave.