Tag: work-life-balance

126 Why is my mood dictated so much by how well my research is going? 2016-06-14T17:53:28.837

83 Is it true that PhD students need to work 10-12 hours a day every day to be productive? 2016-03-03T04:20:53.887

68 Is it normal for an advisor to expect >80 hour workweeks from PhD students, and threaten them with dismissal? 2014-09-02T19:48:40.773

66 Can I slack off and get a PhD? 2015-01-22T15:16:00.100

66 Stay in academia or become professor without overworking, is it possible? 2018-03-02T18:19:30.340

65 Points to consider when deciding whether to get married during a PhD 2013-04-07T12:28:09.773

63 Is it normal for professors to not have families or not spend time with their families over the holidays, due to pressure of work? 2015-11-30T05:35:11.693

62 Is it reasonable to worry about lack of potential for dating in postdoc positions? 2014-11-30T17:17:00.960

62 How to care less about teaching? 2017-07-16T07:28:30.320

47 Profs who have done a full year sabbatical overseas with a family: How did you make it work? 2016-02-21T20:10:26.583

46 How to avoid thinking about research in free time? 2013-04-07T14:55:01.693

45 Can one excel in graduate school with a demanding family life? 2013-05-02T00:47:04.877

43 Tips for work-life balance when doing postdoc with two very young children and a one hour commute 2016-10-05T18:35:11.770

41 How do academics with teaching responsibilities, etc. find the time to do research? 2017-05-11T13:19:19.853

40 How to have a fulfilling social life as an academic 2013-12-29T03:37:38.703

40 Is it permitted to not take Ph.D. students who have girlfriends/are married/don't come in weekends...? 2016-10-08T20:43:41.977

36 Is it more difficult for teetotalers to develop academic contacts? 2013-04-03T19:21:53.640

36 Separating academic identity from social identity 2016-02-23T12:05:07.050

35 Overcoming depression and getting back on rails with PhD work 2014-09-09T16:49:32.623

32 How to prevent physical/psychological health side effects of workaholism in academia and research? 2014-08-04T10:59:29.013

30 Is it common for people in academia to experience prolonged lack of sleep and how to deal with it? 2015-03-18T09:02:55.473

30 Does one invite adviser / cohort / lab to one's wedding? 2016-06-09T18:40:25.263

28 How common is it for women to drop out of graduate school because they have children? 2015-02-14T14:51:08.037

28 Strategy for revealing pregnancy to new department/department chair 2017-08-07T02:13:55.573

27 Advice for having children during graduate school 2013-07-26T20:53:37.293

25 How to efficiently plan holidays in academia? 2015-12-23T08:50:46.647

25 How to finish PhD and get through the academic job market as a new mother and primary caregiver? 2017-07-21T03:04:23.143

23 Will people think negatively of owning a nice car in grad school? 2014-04-27T16:22:51.733

23 How to explain a life as a researcher to friends, family and partners who aren't? 2014-09-30T12:39:08.037

23 "Taking summers off" and the impact on tenure decisions 2015-12-09T03:28:12.917

23 How does having baby affect tenure track offer or tenure track success? 2016-07-15T15:36:35.400

21 How much involvement should my advisor have in deciding my availability and actions for me? 2014-12-09T20:29:18.957

20 Should someone who wants tenure (or a research position) have hobbies totally unrelated to their work? 2012-05-03T03:40:42.020

19 Ways to manage something like a 'work-life balance'? 2012-03-09T19:14:14.560

19 Gap year before post-doc? 2014-02-16T22:35:13.250

19 How to handle pressure from collaborators when life circumstances make it impossible to get work done? 2015-02-11T11:02:51.833

19 Developing meta-cognitive and emotional skills during PhD? 2015-03-22T16:02:13.737

18 Getting a pet during a PhD 2016-03-14T01:28:28.277

18 Why do PIs say no to students working during grad studies? 2016-08-07T05:32:34.697

18 Location, life and applying for faculty positions 2016-09-23T23:42:40.507

17 Can one blow the whistle on a professor who excludes students on the basis of their personal life? 2016-10-10T02:32:42.687

15 Is single parenting compatible with success in academia? 2017-02-04T16:31:39.487

15 Post-doc and family considerations 2017-11-05T06:32:02.273

13 What are the goals and benefits of doing a PhD? 2014-01-05T14:44:21.227

13 Do researchers study topics outside their field for fun? 2017-01-28T11:11:02.470

12 Should academic CVs include reviewing, non-academic service, hobbies and languages? 2014-12-06T22:18:12.407

12 Is it appropriate/wise to include personal/family reasons in a "Justification for Choice of Host" on a fellowship application? 2017-10-01T13:11:55.140

12 Any advice about having children during grad school, from the perspective of (a) female grad students and (b) students without stay-at-home partners? 2018-01-13T01:31:17.283

11 Developing a work ethic, or learning/doing things you aren't interested in (prelim topics) 2015-04-20T03:15:48.247

9 Helping spouse adjust when relocating for an academic position? 2014-10-06T02:43:15.853

8 How can I throw other ideas from my mind while doing PhD? 2013-10-31T00:29:05.143

8 Part-time PhD workload compared to part-time undergrad workload 2015-03-21T21:48:36.963

8 How do I deal with my family which doesn't respect science and math while I am doing a double science and math major? 2015-05-23T10:33:44.923

8 Should I inform my bosses that I'm about to start doing a PhD research? 2016-08-19T11:10:00.263

8 Balancing short-term academic position and pregnancy 2016-09-18T13:39:25.640

7 What are the working hours for full time PhD students in Germany? 2017-03-11T13:30:02.613

7 Department Keeps Adding Extra-Duty Assignments 2018-03-02T03:27:20.963

6 Relearning how to work (becoming much more efficient). Is it even possible? 2017-07-15T17:29:51.410

6 Weekly average time spent on writing and reading in social sciences 2018-03-04T15:58:49.783

5 Teaching timetable conflict 2014-09-12T10:08:33.917

5 What are some good ways to take a break during the academic workday? 2015-10-02T22:52:36.400

5 Is it a good practise to involve a child in a statement of purpose? 2016-04-09T11:31:49.787

4 Mathematical creativity: better a high profile or a "laid back" department? 2015-04-08T21:09:48.750

4 Is it common in any other first world countries besides the US to work while attending university? 2015-07-21T03:57:08.170

4 How much damage could a 'C' in Abstract Algebra Course cause? and How to minimize the effect? 2017-04-16T21:10:17.580

3 Decision about getting a job while completing MSc Studies 2014-04-20T20:34:38.513

3 How to balance trying hard in a Master's program with stress of working too hard and not having a life? 2015-03-22T21:34:06.747

3 Is a routine life achievable? 2016-10-29T18:44:06.083

3 Seeking career advice on transitioning to work/postdoc in a new country after a PhD 2017-03-01T08:32:22.670

2 Does the personal life of a researcher interfere with their work? 2015-10-27T21:45:45.180

2 How much does rigor and time commitment of a math PhD correlate to prestige of the program? 2016-10-18T18:52:35.793

2 Comeback advice: how to return a decade after dropping out, when job schedule makes formal study difficult? 2016-11-06T13:37:17.120

2 How can I manage my time so that I can perform well in my research lab? 2016-11-12T19:06:37.210

1 Is it possible to accrue vacation hours during graduate study as a research assistant (GRA)? 2015-04-22T19:07:31.443

1 Data collection methods without fieldwork 2016-12-28T20:31:22.507

1 What is a typical teaching load? 2017-08-13T16:52:08.717

0 4th year phd in BiomedEngineering - How do I maximize my chances of getting an assistant professorship in my hometown? 2014-11-18T17:02:38.580

0 At what stage in academia are you most likely to suffer a mental breakdown? 2015-03-19T20:03:44.860

0 Should marital status and its international characteristics be included in a CV/cover letter? 2015-06-20T16:29:00.553

0 GPA dropped due to a death in the family. How do I explain this on graduate applications? 2016-06-17T18:35:29.117

0 Full-time work but doctoral school thinks it's part-time - will I be struck off PhD? 2017-09-25T15:03:10.073

-1 How is life as a PhD student in Germany? 2017-03-25T15:47:55.140

-1 Informing bosses that I finish my job in 10 hours / week 2017-06-29T20:26:38.580