Why a faculty member would physically collapse after landing her “dream job”

August 21, 2018

Despite feeling valued and appreciated at her “dream job” as a tenure track professor, Katerina Bodovski recounts how she was still unable to fend off physical collapse. The author notes that while many individual tasks and stresses led to her collapse, the true culprit was the dissolution of the boundary between her work life and personal life. One of the great benefits of being a tenure-track professor is the freedom to have a flexible work schedule, Bodovski writes, yet she adds that “we are so free to work whenever we want that many of us end up working all the time, not having full weekends and rarely taking off more than just a few days, despite popular perceptions to the contrary.” Chronicle of Higher Education