A Ph.D.’s quest for a tenure-track job falters when she declines to sacrifice her family life for her career.
We are all reduced when we cordon off our intimate lives, lest they be perceived as a weakness.
It wasn’t until I took a sabbatical overseas that I realized how deeply ingrained workaholism is in the American psyche.
Why I gave up tenure for a yet-to-be-determined career.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: reference checks, over-prepping for lectures, and negative comments in tenure letters.
To answer that question, here are four other key questions you need to ask yourself.
Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.
What to do when the life of the mind subsumes all of the other parts of the body.
What to say when female students ask if they can "have it all."
We shouldn’t let the gospel of meditation seduce us into a false calm about inequities or injustices.
The opportunities for personal and professional growth far outweigh the logistical hassles.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Finding child care on a research trip.
No one, it seemed, wanted to talk publicly about work-life balance.
The creep of academic work has been met by the creep of caregiving duties.
Imagine a world where employers actually believed that career breaks enhanced your employment qualifications. A German program is testing that.