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May 2, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Uncategorized.
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Research Staff Blog

I recently came across an article for new academic staff on jobs.ac.uk which suggested ways to balance the various demands of a new academic post. Although the article is called ‘Integrating Teaching Responsibilities with Admin and Research‘, what it really seems to be saying is that, as a new academic, it is important that you find time for all three. It is true that, in a new (or fixed-term) academic post, there can be huge pressure from the teaching side as new or temporary staff have to take on large survey, unfamiliar and/or unpopular courses. And it’s also true that, if you plan to be a teaching and researching academic (rather than focusing on one or the other), you need to find time and space to continue to attend conferences, apply for funding and publish papers. In addition, as Dr. Armstrong argues, it is helpful to attend meetings…

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