How to Balance Like an Academic

Adam Lindgreen, C. Anthony Di Benedetto

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Abstract

The academic's tasks are usually succinctly described as research, teaching, and service. To be successful in one's career, each of these must be kept in balance, and prioritized correctly. This is challenging, as the tasks usually are running in parallel, all are time demanding, and any one task can become overwhelming as deadlines approach. We first take a deeper look at the various tasks that must be balanced by the academic. Following that discussion, we provide a series of suggestions for how junior academics can become good at prioritization and other skills that help them achieve the desired balance between the tasks of research, teaching, and service, and between work and personal life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
Number of pages5
ISSN0019-8501
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2020

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 7 March 2020

Keywords

  • Academic life
  • Citizenship
  • Dissemination
  • Education
  • Efficiency
  • Engagement and internationalization
  • Funding
  • Research
  • Stress

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