Changing Academic Life
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Academic life is changing and many of us are drowning in increasing work demands. What are the choices each of us can make to change our own situations for the better? And can we change the academic game more generally? Academics and thought leaders share experiences, tips...
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Evan Peck on making choices, accepting trade-offs, and liberal arts as a great middle way
Evan Peck is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bucknell University in the US. Evan has a passion for teaching and also wants to do good research but when he was looking around for a faculty position, he decided he didn’t want to trade off family life and life quality to do it all, as he considered he might have to at a top-rated school. He also wasn’t sure about industry where he could have better life quality but would miss teaching. He is now an evangelist for Liberal Arts Colleges, like Bucknell, as a middle way for PhD students to include when considering career options. Evan talks about his decision processes getting there and his current experiences as a new faculty in establishing work to include teaching, research and time for family. He also has a great blog post written on this topic.
See http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/ 2017/8/9/evan-peck for a time-stamped overview of the conversation and related links.