As an adjunct faculty member at a Canadian university, Jassim has four teaching assistants to help him grade assignments and answer questions. He makes the equivalent of about $7,000 per course, per term. He has a multiyear contract and can typically pick the subjects that he teaches. He has an office, access to professional training and government-provided health insurance. All of these things, he said, help him focus on the reason that he’s there: his students.And few of these benefits, or that kind of pay, are available to his counterparts south of the border, in the United States.