Well, in this economy, you'd better just forget about being a professor, even an adjunct, especially in a non-practical field like history. Currently, due to losses in their retirement (primarily due to the economy), professors are not retiring as early as they used to--they are working as long as they can. There are few job openings, and those few have a lot of applicants for a few openings.
Originally Posted by Brock
As you know, adjuncts are slave labor. They are for people who either want a second part-time job, or have no real job prospects. If you like nutrition, etc. enough, go into it. With the diabetics in the upcoming generations, you will always have a job.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.