Did you know that if you adjunct even a single class, you are eligible to enroll in the Teacher’s Retirement System, New York City’s defined benefit pension? Read more about the benefit on the PSC website.
Applying is relatively easy. Here is the application you need to get started.
Also, once you are enrolled, please note that you are eligible for the Tax Deferred Annuity account, which offers an 8% return.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the PSC and ask for the benefits office: 212-354-1252
*Note: If you just learned about this benefit but have been an adjunct professor for years, you are allowed to “buy back” past years of service.