Professors juggle classes, required research work and life

By JENNIFER PITTMAN
Posted March 29, 2002
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

When he’s not teaching meteorology, attending professional conferences, publishing research papers or changing the diapers of his 1-year-old, Scot Rafkin charts dust devils and atmospheric storms on Mars. He wishes he had more time for all of it.

But the life of a tenure-track professor leaves no time for languorous research and class preparation — much less a family vacation. On the road to tenure, careers hang in the balance. (MORE)

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