Balancing both a career and caring for relatives: Opinion

January 8, 2021
Many academics find themselves securing a tenure-track job at the same time that they begin to care for elderly or disabled relatives, which Denise K Magner explains can create challenges for balancing caregiving and academic duties. The author gives tips on how to find time for academic duties while caring for relatives who need help. The article encourages talking to colleagues about family obligations so that they are aware of the situation. The author also explains how ensuring that your contract is clear about your position’s expectations and duties can help you control your work schedule. Finally, Magner suggests keeping a writing schedule that is tailored to your writing needs and will enhance productivity. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)